Longing for Ireland

A few years back, my husband and I traveled through Ireland for about 2 weeks.  We fell in love with it, and have been longing to go back ever since.  We have traveled to quite a few places together, but this is the trip we reminisce over the most often.  It’s not hard to see from this very small selection of photos I took on that trip why.  When they say it’s the Emerald Isle, they aren’t kidding.  I never saw such shades of green before; and yes, if your hair tends to be on the wavy side, don’t bother trying to tame it, the rain and moisture that makes this place gorgeous will wreak havoc on you!

But it’s worth it to see a country filled with more beautiful landscapes than you can imagine, friendly people everywhere you go, and great beer and awesome food.  And yes, those of you with an Irish background who are shocked when I say the food is great – it is.  mmmm Boxties… so good!

Photo Shoot Test

Well hello, there.  It’s been a while – again! Okay, so let’s just go with the assumption that I’m not a regular blogger, and that when things get posted, they get posted.  Life is amazingly busy right now – but I’m loving it this way.  Can’t ever say I’m bored!

I was out with the hubby a couple weekends ago, checking out a potential site for a photo shoot – Mountsberg Conservation Area.  If you’ve never been, you should, very pretty. Hiking trails, a blind you can watch osprey build a nest from, barn animals… it’s got it all.  They have these goats and sheep there, very friendly, especially if you bride them with the sweet grass on the other side of the fence.  A bunch of (obviously) city boys were there, and one pointed to a lamb, and shouted, “Look, a little llama!”.  Wow, perhaps its time for a little more barnyard animal education…

I got a goat goofing around, and thought I’d share that photo – it just epitomizes what I surmise a goat is always thinking about us!

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MY365: A Personal Project for 2014

At the end of 2013, I decided that I wanted to do my own 365 project.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this, it is quite simple.  I must take a photo every day of the year, for 365 days.  They could be photos of anything, just as long as it chronicles a part of my day.  I can use either my phone, or camera, but at least one has to be used every day.  Amazingly, this is the one thing I’ve been able to keep up with even while ill, as my cell phone or camera were never that far away.  Subjects to shoot have been challenging, as I didn’t want to have three weeks straight of photos of my cats and bird (since I did spend three weeks in bed, with them by my side).

I have loved what I’ve done so far, and I’m finding it both challenging and rewarding, and it has really pushed my boundaries as to what I envision photographing every day.  Are there quite a few of my animals – of course.  But it does get less as the weeks go by.  So, what I hope is at the end of every week, I will have a wrap up, which I will share here.  But to catch up, I’ll be posting all of January, February, and the first half of March on their own posts, just so I don’t have a ton of new posts coming in one week.

So, without any further ado, here is January!

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