Posts about Seasons in Ireland
Spring comes early here. Delicate and lemony leaves fill the hedgerows. By the time we return, foxgloves will be flowering again on the lane. Truth be told, it’s hard to leave. The privilege I feel turning into my sixth decade is overwhelming. Early losses meant that I may have lived a little tentatively, now […]
Bumble bee Gorse Violet Blackthorn blossom Ladybird Herb Robert Primrose It’s three years now since I started this blog. One of my earliest posts was a photograph of creamy Blackthorn blossoms on the ditch. Today just a short walk up the lane reveals again the quiet beauty of our wildflowers. While the coconutty gorse […]
Ireland is going green. First of all it’s the National Holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day. But even more importantly it is also Spring. At last, at last, at last. After the grey, stormy winter, here in the fields, every small twitch of change registers. Buds, shoots, blossoms, flowers. Nest building, mad march […]
Pink, blue, lavender and softest grey, the pastel diary of early spring days. The promise of a new palette. Until then soak in the light, the heart, the hope. Warmth streaming through the window after our wintery lunch. Pull back the curtains, throw open the door and listen to the whisper of the world turning.
After the devastation of the storm, the tree may be gone but the crocuses are still blooming unharmed beneath it……
And just when it seemed like the relentless greyness would never return to light, under the dark compost, luscious rhubarb was being reborn. It distracted me from the gloom……. Green shoots, seeking light, embracing shade and living in glorious colour……..
Myself and the neighbours sky watch and throw our wishes for light into every short encounter. From “there’s a stretch in the evenings” to “as long as it’s bright” we are guilty of the most repetitive weather conversations that can be had. From the top of the hill you can see the […]
I’ve been laid up with a resistant bacterial infection which has made me housebound beyond even what I can bear. So photographing the view from the window is limited by the lens capacity and the increasing greyness of winter….. I’ve amused myself by seeing how far I can […]
Do you share a memory of lying under trees, watching the light flicker through the leaves? Did you throw yourself onto the grass and stare into the sky? Did you roll in leaves and kick them down the path on the way home from school, or half close your eyes to see faeries […]