A Word a Week Photo Challenge : Frame


Killarney, Ireland

My photos for this challenge were taken in Killarney, and the trees in the National Park do a good job of framing Torc Mountain and the Lakes of Killarney.

The Lakes of Killarney

The Lakes of Killarney

Another view of the Lakes

Another view of the Lakes


Enjoying a Sunday Hike in Tipperary.

Yesterday we went on a hike in the Glen of Aherlow, which is in County Tipperary, about a one hour drive from Cork.   The day was dry when we started walking, and this was a fairly easy 4 hour walk along some woods with great scenery at each side of us.  After a few hours, though, the mist started to come down, and by the time we finished the walk we were beginning to get wet, and were glad to get back to the shelter of the cars, and get the wet muddy boots off.

The beech trees with their colourful autumn leaves gave a lot of colour to the walk, and the views over the valleys were breath-taking.   On one side of us was Tipperary town and the Golden Vale, very fertile farmland stretching for miles, and on our way back we were looking at the Galtee mountains, in between the mist.   These are the highest mountains in Co. Tipperary, and Galtymore, at 3015 feet, is the 14th highest mountain in Ireland.

How did you spend your weekend?

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The Golden Vale

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Mist on the valley

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Going through the autumn woods

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The Lakes of Killarney

The scenic beauty of Killarney and its Lakes is familiar to many people, every years thousands of tourists, and locals, travel to Kerry to see the beauty of Killarney’s Lakes and waterfalls for themselves.   These photos were taken last May, on a climb of Torc mountain overlooking the Lakes.   I am going to Killarney again in a few days with Canadian visitors, some of whom have never been to Ireland previously, so they have a treat in store for them.   i will post more photos later this week.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

What could be better than having breakfast outdoors at a Farmers Market in Knysna, South Africa, with the sun shining, good friends all around and fresh food straight from the farm.

breakfast time, and time to catch up with the latest happenings!

What to choose.

Decisions, decisions.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

The gravel driveway in my garden makes an interesting pattern against the grass that needs to be cut, and the last of the summer flowers.

I love the patterns in this plate, and also the etching on the crystal vase

Everyday things make a good subject, when you look more closely, like this tablecloth

or my floor tiles

and my new hobby, I have started to knit, small simple things now, though I may progress to more complicated things once the long nights kick in, I might be able to combine knit one, purl one, with reading blogs!




Cee’s Which Way Challenge : Week 9

Wouldn’t you like to be, down by the Seine with me

Oh what I’d give for a moment or two, under the Bridges of Paris with you.   (Song recorded by Dean Martin, and many others)

What can be more romantic than being in Paris in the springtime, or at any other time of the year.  (That reminds me of another song…I love Paris)

The bridges of Paris, taken from the Eiffel Tower

The bridge below is a disused railway bridge between Knysna and Mossel Bay in South Africa, it is in a beautiful setting over an inlet of the sea.

Old railway bridge over an inlet of the ocean

This bridge is the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin, it’s a pedestrian bridge over the river Liffey, and links Temple Bar with the city centre, and there are always lots of people going back and forth over the bridge.

Halfpenny Bridge, Dublin

And this rusty old bridge is in a beautiful old woods near Killeagh in Co. Cork, and there are great trails for walkers all around these woods.

Glenbower Woods, Killeagh

For lots more posts on this subject,  check out http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/18/cees-which-way-challenge-no-9/

Cee’s Which Way Challenge : Week 8

Climbing up, up, up.

For this week’s challenge, I am going with some paths and trails around the mountains.  Last week we were hillwalking in West Cork, and here are some of the pictures from a lovely sunny day.

Distant fields

There are lots of different shades of green and gold to be seen in the distance.

40 shades of green

And in the Dolomites in Italy, the view from these paths can take your breath away.

Looking down on the village of Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Looking down on the village of Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

To see some more posts log on to http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/04/cees-which-way-challenge-no-8/

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