Lilies in the twilight

I was pottering about in the garden the other day and I was amazed how pretty the lilies looked in the fading light, right after the late afternoon rain.

Obviously, I had to share!!

lilies in the garden
Garden lilies
garden lilies
After the rain
garden lilies
Sitting pretty
garden lilies
Lilies in detail
garden lilies
A portrait of a lily
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Photographer’s worst nightmare

Do you know what is photographer’s worst nightmare?

Well, not being able to take photographs of course. Today the weather was really bad and stormy when I went out to walk the dogs and I decided to leave my camera and even my phone at home.

Bad, bad decision. I regretted it all the time I was out.

I had the most amazing walk!! Yes, the weather was stormy and wet, I got showered twice and I dried out after that but it was absolutely amazing!! I walked on the High road,  just out of Oughterard. The name justifies the view that accompanied my walk till its end and back. You have no idea what Connemara had in store for me today, it was the most amazing of days!!

The dark clouds were flying so low over my head I felt as if I could touch them if I just stretch hard enough. Right above them, there were patches of brilliant blue sky smiling at me while I was getting showered right under. Because make no mistake, the wind was really strong and in a hurry, it really had some urgent business somewhere over the lake.

Still, the air was warm, crisp and shiny, the colours all around me vivid and bright – perfect conditions for nature photography, well, if we forget the constant drizzle flying in all directions at the same time…

I took a lot of photos this morning in my head, yes I can do that, I just wish I can show them to you now. I can see in photos and if I don’t have a camera at hand to do it in reality,  it can drive me crazy …

All I can do now is show you a picture of the dogs sleeping content next to the fireplace because they had a grand time and they were not bothered about photos, on the contrary probably they were happy I had no camera with me – they did not have to wait for me while I stop to take photos every few meters, I am sure it is such a drag for them…

boxers hugging sleeping

Bursting with envy

Bursting with envy

Yesterday for a first time in years we had real snow falling!!

I was stuck indoors unable to get out, my fingers painfully twitching for the camera…..bursting with envy, thinking of all the people taking gorgeous photos of Ireland covered in temporary snow….

Let’s hope there will be some more over the weekend…

Lost in the magic of bad weather

Yes, it is raining here again, there is a storm raging outside. Again.

This winter season has been plentiful with bad weather, mixed with the occasional patch of ragged sunshine and golden grass, followed by the very rare glimpses of blues sky and multicolored rainbows.

Lost in the magic of rain
Lost in the magic of rain
In the twilight
Hanging between the storms