Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On the Banks

IMG_3611, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

The slightest tinge of autumn can be seen in the colours of the leaves and the slight fading of the yellow greens!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Old Fashioned Things

IMG_3573, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Lovely garden in Faythe House guesthouse, the wall is the old Castle wall with milk cart and churns

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Proud as a........

IMG_3644, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

For once the peahens got as much attention as the peacocks :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Green door and Peacock

IMG_3633, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Johnstown castle again, one of the many peacocks who wander the grounds having a snooze in the sunshine in the Agricultural Museam

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ornamental tower, Johnstown castle, Wexford

IMG_3623, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weeds or Flowers?

IMG_3662, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Wild "Daisy" by the shore at Kilmore Quay, Wexford

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Johnstown Castle, Wexford

IMG_3600, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Different aspect of the castle - seen from the back as you wak towards the lake. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful blue sky day but something about the castle seems to leech the blue from the photo :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

butterfly on white flower

butfly, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

the second in my kaleidoscope pictures. Easily my favourite thing to play with at the moment :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


IMG_3604, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Peacocks and Peahens stalk the grounds of Johnstown Castle - extremely tame they wander right up and seem to love the attention. This one took refuge with us to escape the attention of a particularly enthusiastic 2 yaer old Italian tourist who wanted to hug him.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


pinks, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

A kaleidoscope of pink flowers. Love this function on gimp, it's one of my favourite toys to play with. I find they make interesting abstracts or sometimes greeting card designs. I like the idea of a series of these framed just as a set for personal use. I'm also hoping to find some nice samples to make colourful prints for the baby's room.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Through the Tower Window

IMG_3625, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

view of the castle from the tower on the ornamental lake at Johnstown castle

Friday, August 13, 2010


IMG_3582, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Quite pleased with this as it was a question of getting the depth of field and focus right first time; and no photoshopping lol :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Comment Moderation

I normally leave the comments open to all (ALL feedback gratefully recieved especially from people who are better photographers than I) but thanks to a religious nutjob calling himself Pedro Garcia Milan who choose to spam this blog with demented ramblings last night I give in. I have made it moderated comments only. This annoys me, but it's better than trawling through disgusting morbid obscenities of a morning.

Heigh ho.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

wicklow heather

IMG_3541, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Friday, May 28, 2010

River through Birr

IMG_3549, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An Londubh

IMG_3553, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Little blackbird sitting in the sunshine in Birr Co Offaly.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


IMG_3538, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

It might have been the only taste of summer we get so why not celebrate it :) Taken on the 23rd April while the sun was shining and one could fool oneself that we were actually going to have seasons :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010


IMG_3084, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

That wild coast still calls me
rock and nook and inlet
wave upon wave, from the time
my father's father stood
every grain of sand filtered
through a dark hourglass
calling me back, pulsing
like the blood in my veins

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

Saturday, February 27, 2010


IMG_1213, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Finally a little Spring weather! It's overcast now but for most of the day it's been sunny if still chilly, and best of all there was that fresh Spring feeling in the air. So in honour of the first bit of real sunshine I've seen this year here's a bright sunny flower!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Cobwebs




Taken in my lovely Sister-in-law's garden on Christmas morning 2009; the everpresent spider webs that seem to thrive in Irish gardens were frosted with a heavy hoar frost, so heavy the entire countryside gave the illusion of a real White Christmas. The spider webs were something I have never seen before and I think they came out very well.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010



Hard to believe only a few short weeks ago.....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hedgerow, Curragh Co KIldare

Another from Christmas Morning 2009 on the Curragh; a detail of hedgerow along the edge of the Curragh, Co Kildare. Frosted in the freezing morning air the entire hedge was a confection of brittle white beauty.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Last Red Berry on the Tree

IMG_3351, originally uploaded by GerCMByrne.

Using the macro function on my Canon 400D - the last red berry on the tree, Snowy Kimmage in January.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bleak Beauty


The edge of the Curragh on Christmas Morning 2009

Monday, January 11, 2010


Saturday, January 9, 2010

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