15.11.12

Still so much to breathe in.....


































It sometimes looks as if nothing is happening. That things are static or might even be deteriorating. The Irish winter is drawing in.

The tiny windows to my soul, are squinting into the lack of light, trying to distinguish the blades of grass, trying to tell the mucky water from the mucky ducks.

Our winters are not white or dramatic. They are slow and grey and sparse.

But the layers are peeling back and the barest open spaces are revealing life at the heart of the wetlands. Flashes of colour against the fading fields, slivers of light picking up a twitching tail feather.

The hare ambles into view. For a moment he sits, lost in a trance of hare thoughts. Then his strong legs propel him forward again. We are not just waiting for it to be over. There is still so much to breathe in.






20 comments:

  1. Stunning photography. I love them all - the hare is probably my favourite!
    June

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  2. Your posts always leave me in awe ..... thank you!

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  3. Urocze i piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    Charming and beautiful photos. Yours.

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  4. Lovely words to breathe in..... We are very lucky that we have an eye for hares, birds, all what nature can offer us.

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  5. the heron, with the colours and design on his spread wing, like a mussel shell.

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  6. This is so beautiful - your images, your love for your place, it's just lovely. And I agree - I don't want to rush through it either.

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  7. You have a great eye for catching the beauty in nature. Great images, particularly love the horse.

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  8. Your posts always touch me so deeply, their quiet wisdom makes my day.

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  9. Very stunning. I agree with others, a very beautiful post all round.

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  10. Thank you all so much! Have just been breathing in your kind words:~))

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  11. A nice collection of creatures...and a prefect definition of an Irish winter!

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  12. this is wonderful, thank you :)

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  13. Slow and grey and sparse is good.

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  14. Love the horse. I mean I love horses. I know you are not supposed to put human thoughts or emotions onto animals, but, love the expression on the face the beautiful eyes. Reminds me of when, many years ago I worked with these wonderful creatures.

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  15. With our winter I wish I could let it happen and breathe in but it is far too long to love for all those months...now if I had critters to see and more than months of white I would love it more...but I will accept it and see what it brings.

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  16. It sounds like your November is like ours here in the northern part of America, in Michigan. We went for a walk in the woods yesterday and it was quiet. It was a sunny, mild day, but it is getting to be the still time of year where there is little sound or color.

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  17. Aaaaaaah yes. So beautiful..so poignant..so very true. Sometimes I think winter is my favorite season...especially when we're lucky enough for it to be colored in all white. Gorgeous imagery!

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  18. Slow, grey and sparse can be good, I like slow, grey and sparse.

    Do you know John Burnside's poems ... I think you might like them :D

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  19. Wonderful series - and especially your photo of the hare. Like it :)

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  20. Poetic, such reverence for nature-beautiful!

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