March 17, 2015Aileen Hunt6 Comments on For the day that’s in it: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For the day that’s in it: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Howth, Co. Dublin Bull Island, Dublin Blessington Basin, Dublin Thatched Cottage, Wexford Inishbofin, Co. Glaway Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Trinity College, Dublin Curracloe Beach, Wexford Inishbofin, Co. Galway Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo Strandhill, Co. Sligo Related
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Hi Aileen – is that the light of this time of year? Every photo’s bathed in it. Spring must be in the air up there. We’re still waiting down here in Brighton!
Ahh , not quite Elaine. These photos were taken in different parts of the country over the last two or three years. We’ve had a few nice spring days so far this year,but the weather is still a bit mixed. Then again, this is Ireland. The weather is always mixed. 🙂
But the lovely light pops up every now and then. I remember reading ‘A Pattern Language’, Christopher Alexander’s book on human friendly architecture. He says something about how we appreciate a view of something special – the sea, a mountain – if we see it through a small window as we pass by (rather than having panoramic windows in our living rooms, pointed towards the sight). So the sunlight in Ireland is special because you glimpse it at certain times of day at certain times in the year. 🙂
I love Alexander’s book! But I’ve never ‘met’ anyone else who’s read it.;) He’s right about framing views, I think. Something about a frame makes the image more manageable. That’s what attracts me to photography, and to flash writing. Then again, deciding where to place the frame is a challenge. . . And yes, what’s seldom is wonderful. Although not sure my sun-loving friends would agree.
Beautiful Aileen, and not a leprechaun hat in sight 🙂
Hah! They’re too fast for me, Roy. Can’t catch them!