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.
27 Feb 2014 2 Comments
11 Nov 2013 14 Comments
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?
15 Oct 2013 13 Comments
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.
04 Oct 2013 4 Comments
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.
21 Sep 2013 13 Comments
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!
18 Sep 2013 10 Comments
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 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.
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.
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.
For lots more posts on this subject, check out http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/18/cees-which-way-challenge-no-9/
04 Sep 2013 7 Comments
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.
There are lots of different shades of green and gold to be seen in the distance.
And in the Dolomites in Italy, the view from these paths can take your breath away.
To see some more posts log on to http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/04/cees-which-way-challenge-no-8/