Now it’s Christmas.

A quick Christmassy post before the annual pilgrimage to the rebel county for for festivities. About this time of year, wonderful things start happening. Possibly the most wonderful of all is when Julie announces that it’s time for some experimental gingerbread baking. This year, I took it as an opportunity to skulk about so I …

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Avondale

A trip to Avondale park last year with Vlastik where I took the opportunity to use a few of the rolls of velvia in the fridge. I thought I’d get rid of the remaining slide film as my intention was to develop it then sell the Jobo CPE I bought a couple of years ago …

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Colours of Autumn

My first post in December and I’m back with a couple of photos and a large bag of excuses. I became the newest splitter at the end of November when I left my old job and started a new one. I think either I underestimated how busy I’d be or grossly overestimated the ‘settling in …

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Light & Treesy

The Grand Parade in Cork. Lights that have been there for a while now, just starting to blend in with the surroundings. Until of course, they turn on. Jesus I’d love a cheese & onion pie from Lennox’s right about now.

Wall of Names

Memorial for the masses in the shade of blossom at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Took a long overdue drive up there on Sunday with Al for some filmy goodness. Cannot beat an afternoon of filmy goodness!

DOD / TOD

Carvings on a tree, a lifetime ago in a very hilly forest in west Cork. I wouldn’t believe I ever saw them, if it wasn’t for the overwhelming evidence of possessing a photo of them.

Growth

Taken a lifetime ago, this vibrant blue moss grows from time to time on the half dead trees at the Gearagh, just outside Macroom in west Cork. To the best of my knowledge, the Gearagh is a man made lake, created by the construction of the hydroelectric dam further down the river Lee, just outside …

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The Ents

Trees, like some you’d see in a horror film, standing in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens in Dublin. I feel that before too long, I’ll become an authority on all things botanic and gardeny. Not a bad thing perhaps?

White Gold

Possibly the last photo I’ll post before the true nature of the festive season jumps us all in a dark alley. Currently without broadband after re-locating, hopefully I’ll get a connection to the outside world early on in the new year. So in case I’m not back before the first of the first, all of …

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Winter Gardens

One of the fine examples of Japanese Maple in Fota Gardens, the leaves of which are varying in amazing colours from bright reds to fiery oranges and yellows. Bit different than when I last visited the gardens some time ago. Well, possibly over a year ago. I did neglect Fota Gardens somewhat when I got …

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