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Up North

Last time I was up North I took a few nice photos. Heading up again this weekend. I’m not sure I’ll get many chances to take photos but I’m sure it’ll be a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

Whitehead, Co. Antrim

Whitehead, Co. Antrim

Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Islandmagee, Co. Antrim

Islandmagee, Co. Antrim

Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.

Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.

Yes the last two photos were taken out the car window πŸ™‚ I should really wind the window down next time!

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Phoenix

My attention was drawn to this wonderful photoblog by a post on Culch.ie today and I enjoyed the photos so much, I have added it to my blog roll and am sharing the site with you too. There are some wonderfully rich photos there, enjoy them all πŸ™‚

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The good people at Pixie have paired up with the St. Patrick’s Festival this year with a wonderful competition for anyone who can take a photo! And the great news is – there are prizes galore from the lovely sponsors at Canon with fancy cameras and other photography equipment, and from the Guinness Storehouse in the form of a St. Patrick’s Day party! I can’t think of anywhere better to relax, unwind and share photos after spending the day out taking pictures of the parade and festivities πŸ™‚

All the details of this massive photosharing event are on the pix.ie blog. Go take a look!

LΓ‘ FhΓ©ile Padraig!


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Inspired by Grannymar’s retelling yesterday of taking her digital camera for a walk in the park, and also inspired by the fabulous weather, I took a spin down to the Phoenix Park by myself to top up my Vitamin D and freckles.

Normally I’d just have had a ramble around and sat down on a bench to read my book but yesterday I had my eyes peeled, looking for some nice photos to take. I think I got a few nice ones, what do you think?

I took a walk through a tree-lined laneway in Farmleigh which beckoned to me as I walked through the gate. There were so many trees along it the sun was barely shining through them though, so I didn’t stay in there for too long.

As I walked along the laneway a fluffy, pure, white feather drifted down to the ground at my feet. A year or more ago a friend went for an ‘angel card reading’ and was told that a white feather appearing was a sign of your guardian angel being nearby. Not usually one to believe in such things I nevertheless liked this idea and I still take special time to appreciate white feathers that cross my path and the warm, fuzzy feeling that a guardian angel might be taking the walk with me was welcome πŸ™‚

On I went, when the ‘Lakeside walk’ took an unexpected turn into an open clearing of trees and grass, home to an unusual piece of art

The house itself was closed so no tour for me yesterday. It was too nice to be indoors anyway!

There are so many pretty gardens there in Farmleigh, the Sunken Garden, a walled garden, a vegetable garden. I took lots of pictures of them the last time I was there (taking pictures of flowers is a penchant of mine!) but this time a little bunch of flowers hiding from the sun in the shade of a tree caught my eye

I came across the saddest horse ever in the paddock, he looked like he needed a big hug or a good rub or something, look at his poor face! Maybe it was just a little too hot for him.

A further walk out along the lake took me along the glass-like lake, the water was amazingly calm apart from when a duck went flitting across the surface!

And back out to the Phoenix Park itself with me where I did find an empty bench under a tree in the sun where I could read my book in peace-bliss!

EVERY weekend should have an afternoon like this don’t you think?

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