Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Waterfall Walk, Oughterard

image of  a stone wall and a pole with road signs

I've been to this place so many times that I literally can not count them.
Lately I started coming back from work with a bus and I ask the driver to drop me off right at the entrance to The Waterfall Walk.

After the long hard day at work, the moment I step between the stone walls of the entrance, like a miracle, I feel transformed,  I feel better straight away. The green surrounds me, the gloom between the ancient trees embraces me, I relax and all my tiredness and worries slip away into the void... Wonderful...Wish you could do that too...

Here, walk the Waterfall Walk with me 

the entrance to the The Waterfall Walk in Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The Waterfall Walk  in Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

collage with images from the The Waterfall Walk in Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The Waterfall Walk, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The Waterfall Walk , Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The Waterfall Walk , Oughterard, Galway, Ireland The Waterfall Walk , Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The Waterfall Walk, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

a chimney, in the branches

a path between stone walls, The Waterfall Walk

an amazing giant tree in the middle of the path between the stone walls on The Waterfall Walk

photo collage with images of a giant tree in the middle of a path

giant tree in the middle of a path

collage with images of a giant tree

close up of some leaves with a river in the background

collage of images of leaves above water

image of a bridge above a river, running water, green leaves in the corner and a pear of red shoes on the bridge

Hope you enjoyed your walk with me!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

My Special Place

I don't know what it is about this section of the River Vista road in Oughterard but it pulls me back over and over again. 

I keep taking photos there any time of the day or the year, no matter the weather, rain or shine, dark or light. 
It is simply a special place. My special place. The magic is in the air as silly as it sounds. 

I will let you judge for yourselves.  

So here you go, a few Postcards from My Special Place

Here is how it looks today on the 16th of May 2015

a big tree, a road, a wall, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

a beautiful big green tree

image of a big green tree and a road

small country road, surrounded by green treescountry road surrounded by green trees

a beautiful giant tree

countryside image of green trees, grass

image of a big tree and a road

My Special Place in Autumn

beautiful autumn scene with a big golden tree and a countryside road

naked tree and a road, colourful leaves on the ground

and one Christmas Morning  

the same giant tree covered in snow

So tell me, isn't this a special place?!

thanks for being here

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Bank Holiday Nature walk

Once May Bank holiday is here and gone we expect the summer to start right away with great weather and blue skies...

daffodils Be realistic, look around, the leaves are still tiny, the cherries and apple trees are still blossoming... Even the hawthorns are nowhere ready to bloom, so I say, summer can wait a bit more.

If you take a walk through the countryside you can really feel it very well. The green hasn't arrived yet, not really, the golden winter grasses are still hugging the hills and fields... Some trees are still naked even at the beginning of May, amazing this is spring for you in Ireland.

Just a bit longer, people, May Bank holiday is just over and the summer will be here soon before we know it.

For now lets enjoy the photos from this May Bank Holiday Nature walk 


flowering gorse and blue sky

collage of images with blue tones, sky, branches, trees


view over Lough Corrib, Ireland

view towards Lough Corrib, dry grasses and blue sky

view towards Lough Corrib

view towards Lough Corrib from the Connemara hills

nature images collage, dry grasses, Ireland , Connemara

boxer dog, standing in dry grass, looking over the landscape

boxer dogs resting in the dry grassboxer dog

boxer dog ewalking in dry grass

naked branches in golden light

flowering gorse 

new green leaves on branches

pink camellia blossoms

tulips growing in a pot

dandelion in green grass

green grass and raindrops

Thanks for walking with me

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