A new Start

A New Start – images by Annie Japaud – nature walker, photographer, blogger, baker and cake maker

Christmas on the go

When life throws you around like an angry ocean and you are so busy that you have no time to take decent nature photos all you have to do is shoot on the go. If I can’t take the camera out, I just do it from the car (don’t worry I wasn’t driving) but I…

Last of Autumn

Last of autumn…until next year of course …images from Connemara by Annie Japaud Photography

Hurricane Ophelia has arrived

Today was a strange day. I had to admit that was my first Red Weather Alert on national level. So far, we got away with the worst of it I think. It is dark outside, the wind is howling and the rain is rattling on the roof but I believe here in Galway we got…

Waiting for Ophelia

There is a Red Weather warning here in Ireland today. What better thing to do than work on my photos while waiting for the weather to go mad outside. For now it is pretty mild, the wind is a bit random and comes from all directions but otherwise nothing else is going on. Believe me,…

The Hidden Lake

There is this fantastic place tucked deep into Newvillage Woods. We call it THE HIDDEN LAKE because if you don’t know it is there it just pops out of nowhere between the trees. It is the most amazing site. Only 1 hour and a 1/2 walk from Oughterard if you feel like walking one gorgeous day. I am…

Missing Patch

Recently I lost the first dog I ever had to cancer and I simply can not get over it. His name was Patch. We have two more boxers, one we rescued when Patch was 5 and the 3rd one, the puppy arrived two months after his passing. We know the puppy can not replace him…

Galway sunset

Last night I had a change of scenery, instead of the forest I walked the city 

Angry at Christmas 😣🎄

​It has been a while since I was here for the simplest or rather very complicated reason of my severed telephone cable. It happened at the end of September and sadly I am still waiting for Eir to come by and repair it. You should think that 3 no 4 months are more than plenty for those guys to…

Autumn wonders

Sometimes it is necessary to grab the camera and escape in the garden. You never know what you can find 😍🍁🍃🐕🐈