The Spectrum and the Flame

Votive candles and the color spectrum of contemporary stained glass in semi-darkness, bring light to the Black Abbey in the Irish county of Kilkenny; the name was derived from the term “Black Friars” to describe members of the Dominican Order and the black cloak worn by monks over their white habits. Founded in 1225 byContinue reading “The Spectrum and the Flame”

40 Shades of Green

In these days of inexpensive travel, it seems nearly everyone has been nearly everywhere – and only exciting and distant places are worth photographing. But travel is also about what we feel, people we meet and experiences, even in, especially in, our own backyard…

Moonlight on the Water

Night walkers on a section of the Beara Way on Bere Island off the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland. Located in a large, deep natural bay, the island has been an important strategic navel location since the eighteenth century, when French fleets entered the inlet with troops to support Irish rebellions on several occasions.

“I am not a number”

The beautiful beach that appeared in “The Prisoner”, a cult TV series launched on British TV screens in 1966, in Canada the following year and in the USA in 1968. The story followed a British secret agent (Patrick McGoohan), who, after angrily resigning from his job prepares to make a hurried departure from the countryContinue reading ““I am not a number””

Oystercatchers…

From an earlier life, living on the Copper Coast in Ireland’s County Waterford. Ballydowane cove was my daily lunchtime go-to place, whatever the weather. The more stormy, the more enjoyable it was. The birds liked it too because big waves disturb the shore exposing more tasty treats. As did the horseman on my first blogContinue reading “Oystercatchers…”