Screwed

I couldn't resist the title. The word conjures up a fond memory for me. (And where did your mind go just then?!) I last made it home for Christmas in 2008. My oldest niece and my nephew were both 4 at the time. Just before Christmas Eve dinner, Ella tore down the stairs from my …

Cheeky Llama

Is it just my imagination (and my tendency to anthropomorphize), or is that Llama (or possibly Alpaca) checking out the grazers behinds? Should I assume this is a male Llama? He does seem rather satisfied with himself...

New Worlds

People are fascinated by pictures of doors, especially those that are old and weathered. In fact, I've seen entire websites dedicated to them. Perhaps they symbolize our longing to enter new worlds? Or, maybe they represent the secrets of old worlds and past lives that shouldn't be revisited. I found this particular doorway at Ardgillan Castle …

OXO Boys

I like a bit of a mystery. Captivated by the Georgian architecture in Dublin, I set out to photograph some of the doors and buildings for a later project. On this particular door, I found a note that read The OXO Boys. The OXO Boys...who are they?? I wondered. Did they like kisses more than hugs? …

Crumble and Fall

The only way to experience the west coast of Ireland is by car - even if you are like me and have absolutely no sense of direction. I often find the most interesting subjects to photograph just by getting lost, though. Here is one roadside gem from County Clare, Ireland, found on one of my …

The Heart of the Matter

When did I become a flower lady? Flowers and weeds seem to have replaced the rust and abandoned building photography I'd been so excited about just a couple of summers ago. But, with so much beauty all around me, I can't help but stop and capture it when I'm out on my photo walks.