May 25, 2013
Known locally as 'The Bluebell Wood', it's very difficult to get an original image that captures the magical qualities of this special place ... I will persevere.
The hot-air balloons returned to Lough Key Forest Park this evening after an absence of some 20-years! The weather was beautiful, if a bit on the cold side, but the sky was blue which put us all in a festive Summer mood. This was an unscheduled test flight in advance of the morning and evening flights due to take place on Saturday and Sunday ... weather permitting. It was quite something seeing the balloons up close and what's involved in getting them in the air. Fantastic as they are, there's no way I'd be able to climb into one of those baskets and take to the air. I believe the privilege is available over the weekend at a cost of €180.00?
May 13, 2013
I was in Monaghan today and dropped in to see this fine church. It's as majestic on the inside as it is imposing from the outside. I had the place to myself for half an hour to struggle with the ever changing light.
May 11, 2013
Cornameeltha shot with a bit of a difference ... 'motion photography' perhaps? A brief but enjoyable shoot today with my good neighbours. Such great musical and artistic talent in this house, very reassuring with regard to the preservation of our heritage. Unintentional it may have been, I was honoured that Conor played a tune associated with my home in Mayo.