The Story Behind the Images

Hedges, Kilruddery House & Gardens, Bray, County Wicklow

It is time for a reboot of the site!

My style continues to evolve. While I still work to capture that iconic ruin or landscape image, I now find myself pausing along the way. Instead of walking past a bench, a stone wall or even a tree, I stop. I take a breath and work to be present in the moment. At that time and in that place, I question myself – what is Ireland letting me borrow for that moment before she pulls it back?

If you explore my older posts, you will find information on various places that I have visited since June 2012. After my third trip, my blog stalled. I wasn’t sure the direction that I wanted to take. In the meantime, I started Facebook and Twitter accounts to share my photos. And while those sites are slowly growing, my social media sites were disconnected.

My goal when I returned from my June 2014 visit was to resurrect this blog and find my voice. But, providing historical/tourist information on a site didn’t feel ‘right’. There are dozens of sites that I can point you to for information. They will do a better job than I ever would. So, what direction? What voice?

Since it is November and not July, you would be right in thinking that there was still a bit of a struggle.  So, I decided to sign up for an online, travel blogging class this fall by Dangerous Business (http://www.dangerous-business.com).  The class has provided a variety of information, ranging from tips to approaches.  What it has really done was find a way to pull it all together.

So, I reflected on the question that I am often asked … why do you keep returning to Ireland? One primary reason are the experiences; many unexpected. As I post my image to Facebook and Twitter, these stories are lost. Then, it came to me … I can use this blog to connect the social media sites. This will be my avenue to tell the stories behind the images. To share the Ireland that I have discovered and love.

So, it is time to get started. I liked the idea of using the image of the Kilruddery House & Garden’s hedges for a feature image.  It is a visual that shows my path coming to a focal point; thought it would be appropriate  I am also going to leave you today with a few other images today.

As always … enjoy your day!

Malahide Harbour, Malahide, County Dublin
Malahide Harbour, Malahide, County Dublin
Between the Stones, Doolin Pier, Doolin, County Clare
Between the Stones, Doolin Pier, Doolin, County Clare
Hidden on the Suir, Cahir, County Tipperary
Hidden on the Suir, Cahir, County Tipperary

 

 

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