Wordless Wednesday : Autumn Flames

Autumn Maynooth

Autumn colours in Maynooth

Weekly Photo Challenge : Landscape

Lake Kariba at sunset, Zimbabwe

My photos for this challenge were  taken at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, when we spent Christmas there a year ago.   The distant hills, the water of the lake, and the cloudy sky, all make it a sunset to remember, and it is the time of the evening when you grab a beer, or a gin and tonic, and sit outside and watch the ever changing landscape.

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Usually the sun sets very quickly in Africa.  One minute the sun is there, and you can almost see it sinking down below the horizon, but the reflections that follow are always memorable.

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Color Your World : Cotton Candy

Sunset at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Sunset at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Just before the sun sets, and darkness falls,

The African skies have so many colours

Even a hint of Cotton Candy

 

Wordless Wednesday : Fiery Flamboyants

Flamboyant trees in full bloom

Flamboyant trees in full bloom

Climbing Cardiac Hill

 

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Killarney is a beautiful place, it has the Lakes of KillarneyMuckross House and Gardens,  and Killarney National Park, which consists of about 4 300 acres, with many wild deer roaming the hillsides.   There is also Torc Waterfall and Torc mountain, and many other attractions in the area.

One of these ‘attractions’ is Cardiac Hill, a very steep climb made of uneven stone steps, in all we counted over 3000 steps to get to the top….there is a rope barrier to hold on to, if that is any consolation, and you will probably be completing this course in silence…the exertion of climbing and breathing will not leave much room for anything else.

Are we there yet....are we....

Are we there yet….are we….

Still, we persevered and the views at the top were worth the climb, apart from the aching legs next day, that is!

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

This climb doesn’t bring you to the top of Torc Mountain, in fact I think the trek up to the top of Torc is easier than this one, as it is more spread out with gentler climbs.But that’s for another day!!

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney and Killarney town in the background

A Geyser in Nevada‏…

Amazing photos and video of a Geyser in Nevada.

Weekly Photo Challenge : (Extra) Ordinary

Mundane and  meaningful objects

Beautiful everyday things

I enjoy being out in the countryside, enjoying the scenery and nature in general.    The things that make up beautiful scenery can be the things we see all the time – grasses, a few plants, a tree or two, a stream, sunshine, some patchwork fields and hills.  If you take each item on its own, it can be ordinary and mundane, but put them all together, or let nature put them all together, and you have something EXTRA ordinary.

Bridge on Sheen Falls and River, Co Kerry

Kenmare, Co Kerry

Floral Friday : Gladiola to Gladden the Heart

Last of the summer colour

Floral Friday

Wordless Wednesday : If I Could Talk to the Animals

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Monochromatic

Garrettstown Beach

Garrettstown Beach

Clumps of grass

Clumps of grass

Winding stairs

Winding stairs

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