Thursday, October 24, 2013

The New Face of Connemara

connemara gold © Annie Japaud 2013

I decided it is time to reveal how Connemara has changed over the last few weeks since the weather turned for the worst. 


It's dark outside right now, while I am writing, the wind is howling, the rain is lashing against the window and there is a warning for a hurricane that might land somewhere around here in Galway county or it might not, according to where it decides at the last moment, you know hurricanes!! So while we are preparing for the worst today, I am looking at some lovely golden photos I tool the last few days to make me feel better and I am going to share them with you hoping that they will brighten your day as well.

If there is one reason I do all this, it is to share the beauty I see in my everyday walks with you all, especially with you folks that live in big cities and crave for the big open spaces and being outside and fresh air and wind in your hair!! So those images today are for you! Enjoy


Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013

Connemara gold© Annie Japaud 2013 nature, landscape, golden, Connemara


The new face of Connemara
Have a look at the other ones

Thank you for the visit. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Oughterard, Another great find

I was walking home the other day through the lovely village of Oughterard when I came upon something new. I just love when people have artistic outburst! 


I am going to start with a new window decoration on one of the deserted buildings on main street, right next to the Post Office.
Isn't it just great when people come up with great ides like that!
I love human ingenuity and sense of art and the gift to create something out of nothing.
I am so happy that there are people like that among us to brighten up our day.

So, join my photo walk through Oughterard and discover a few great finds with me.

Please, tell me what you think!!


I have to start with this discovery, I simply have to share with you all!!! Isn't it gorgeous!!
Well done, I say, to the person who brightened up this old and rusty corner.




And then just a few meters away, there is this little gem!!



This is the boat at the entrance of town which is rather a cool idea as well.



  I got this lovely find on the benches in front of the health center 





Then I continued my walk down Main Street 



We can get ready for Halloween already too!!



I always liked the metal Boat Inns sign


And the cheerfulness of the tourist shop


Living notes around can only be helpful


Almost at the end of my walk I met this curious fellow

I also had time to admire the golden leaves of course :)


Have a great day!! Wherever you are!


Another great photo walk in Oughterard

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