Posted in Bloggage, Instagram, Links, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Social Media

4 on Instagram

Every Saturday morning I go through my instagram feed for the week, this is no small endeavour! ¬†Here is a selection of 4 – I love the way they dress their photos and their lighting is exquisite, they make me smile ūüôā

@localmilk

@silverpebble

@zynp

@permillion44

 

 

Personal blogs of the ladies above:

Zynp365
SilverPebble etsy
Local Milk
Sadly nothing for Permillion44

Posted in Books, Not Taken By Me, rain, Reading, Seasons, Snow, Weather

A New Book – M√©t√©ores

Today started rather good – himself has had surgery and it appeared to have gone well. ¬†However, later on it seems that there will be yet again another side effect we will have to possibly deal with ūüė¶ ¬†It’s not a biggy as such but it’s disappointing that this has happened.

On the other hand there was this waiting for me when I got home РMétéores by Christophe Jacrot

 

It is so beautiful! ¬†I love rain and snow so this book is book is right up my alley. ¬†I can’t tell you how excited I was to flick through the pages. ¬†My particular favourites are “Le petit chaperon rough, Paris” & “Velib, Paris”

If you like photography or weather then this is a definitely a book to get.

Posted in Life, Links, Not Taken By Me, Social Media, Twitter

The Stations of the Cross by Rev. Richard Coles (8-14)

Stations 8 Р14  and more things to think about.

Posted in Life, Links, Not Taken By Me, Social Media, Twitter

The Stations of the Cross by Rev. Richard Coles (1-7)

Each Good Friday the Reverend tweets the stations of the cross.  Always with a modern image to illustrate and make you think

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Childhood Memories, Family, Life, Not Taken By Me

A Day Trip

Whenever we go to Waterford it’s always to visit family, never really to visit the place. ¬†So yesterday that’s what we did.

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, I spotted a post within a group on Facebook that said:

“International Women’s Day exhibition at City Library, Lady lane. Opening today featuring unveiling of Blue Plaque to Rosamond Jacob, Tapestry by Waterford Women’s Centre and profiles of more than 120 forgotten Waterford Women”

Lady Lane Library Exhibition
Lady Lane Library Exhibition via Waterford History Group (closed) Facebook

Now, I had recently been reading about Rosamond Jacob, an Irish Suffragist, a Republican and an activist to her last day Рshe had been born in Waterford in 1888 and moved to Dublin in 1920  (She was also a Diarist Рa wonderful insight to history) So the above post definitely tickled my fancy!

Saturday dawned and off we went via Bus & Luas to Heuston Station and off on the train we went to Waterford.

Dublin to the Deise

 

When we arrived down the library was closing for lunch so we went off to the Medieval Museum and then to the Bishop’s Palace¬† Wow! ¬†It’s amazing that when you think you know something, even just a bit of something, then all of a sudden you realise you don’t even know the half of it. ¬†Sometimes the realisation that there is some much more out there – it really is a mind blower!

After wandering around those two museums and realising we’re really going to have to make more time for them, we headed back to the library. ¬†As we were wandering slowly along the ladies, himself called me to a particular sheet:

The Keatings of Comeragh
The Keatings of Comeragh

I couldn’t believe my eyes! ¬†Their brother William was my great-grandfather. ¬†Yes we know their story but to see if acknowledge,d here in a library, by others, well, it’s heart-lifting! ¬†These stories get lost as generations come and go – even within families – so it was truly wonderful to see them here. ¬†It has also given me that little bit more impetuous to get the stories before they (the stories) are gone.

So yes – this was definitely a day that has made me smile (even if we didn’t get to the blue plaque)

Waterford County Museum: http://www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web
Waterford Library: http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie
Glimpse app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glimpse-capture-video-moments/id969793701?mt=8
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Posted in Bloggage, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Reading

Felix, Gladys & Rover by Elliott Erwitt

I came across this photo the other day and it definitely made me smile!

Felix, Gladys and Rover

 

This photo was taken by Elliott Erwitt

Posted in Celebration, Christmas, general, Holidays, Life, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Seasons, Snow, Weather

SNOW!

If you know me, then you know I have a thing about snow.  I love it.  Actually, I love what is generally considered bad weather.

I also like to take photos. ¬†There are a great many photographers out there that I wish I had but a fraction of their talent, but there is one photographer who takes the photos I’d love to take!

Meet Christophe Jacrot:  Facebook, Twitter, Website

On his site he has them all grouped – How about:

Blizzard

Melting Greenland (a sad thought for such beautiful photographs)

Winter In Town

and most recently White Iceland the photo on this page that I love is The Orange Tunnel!

this is a sample of his fantastic work:

SantaClaus Рnot going to make it too big Рclick on the links behind them holds such beautiful visions!

This is the one thing that isn’t making me smile – he had an exhibition in Paris November-ish time and we just couldn’t get over. ¬†Hohum – I’ll just have to keep checking back just in case there’s another one.

Posted in Christmas, Holidays, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Seasons, Weather

Two Of My Favourite Things

Snow covered Champs-Elysées Avenue by Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

 

Snow & Paris – what more could you ask for in May?

Posted in Not Taken By Me, Photography

A Lovely Picture

There’s something really nice and simple about this – one more photo you wish you’d taken yourself.

Photo taken by Laura Malucchi