Monday, January 15, 2018
What can I say?! It is so much fun. I find it kind of exciting being awake so early, I also love the stillness and the peace. It is like having the whole world for myself, as selfish as that sounds, I just love it!!
One of those rare moments when I feel and do as I please, long before everyone wakes up and before the day starts rolling along its usual tracks.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
So, I wake up the other Sunday and I discover that there is no butter in the house.
My first thought was of hungry kids and husband looking for toast in an hour or two. I made myself coffee in a takeaway mug and off I went on the way to town in search of butter.
Bear in mind it was Sunday and it was still about 7 in the morning so I was wondering if anywhere will be even open. But I prepared myself for a nice walk and once I was on my way I saw the first light of the coming day...That was it... The fun began and I almost forgot why I went out in the first place. I started taking photos and it was simply fantastic.
Don't you just love it when you can get lost into doing something and forget about everything else?! It is really so relaxing and cleansing and refreshing. This is what photography is for me, peace for my mind, a quiet place where I need to go and just create and make real things with my imagination. I love it. I need it. It keeps me sane.
Unfortunately the phone is not a great quality photo maker in the dark but I like the graininess and texture it adds to the photos almost like a real film camera they even remind me a bit of pinhole camera images.
Luckily, I found my butter right there, at the trusty and reliable corner store ( apparently Connor's is always open!! Man, this guy works hard!!) but unfortunately that meant I had to turn back home.
Never mind, I had a fab hour walking into the sunrise and enjoying the birth of the new day.
Next time you are out of butter, I am telling you, it is worth taking a walk looking for some...
The trusted Corner Store in Oughterard
The reason I went out in the first place :-)
The day is definitely waking up
Here is a link to the album with all the photos I took that morning
Monday, October 16, 2017
If you find yourself walking in the village one early foggy morning you will discover how peaceful, calm and wonderful it is.
The colours of autumn are so warm and bright against the white softness of the fog, every sound is subdued and hushed, there is no one about... Perfect...
What an amazing feeling. I just love where I live.
Welcome to Oughterard, the Gateway to Connemara
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I think, after you see these photos you won't need any explanation whatsoever.
For me, early morning is the best time of the day.
The sun is about to rise, the air is clear and fresh as if no one has taken a single breath yet and there is nobody around except me and my dogs...PERFECT
This is why I love Early Mornings
I guess I know now why they are named Fireweed flowers
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I was having technical problems uploading my previous blog post and for some reason I got this empty no title no words no images post up and out in the computerverse as well.Surprisingly it got a lot a views so I decided to fill it up a bit with a few shots I took in Oughterard a few days go for Google Maps.
Here you go ;-)
Turning from Camp street to Main street at the Boat Inn
Powers thatch Pub
Connemara Lake Hotel
The Highlander takeaway
Tommy Tuck's fishing equipment store
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