Posts Tagged ‘rocks’

my favourite rock in situ, marked with a red arrow

My Favourite Rock on the Lough Mask shoreline

June 23, 2018

Lough Mask is around 8,500 hectares in area, that’s about 83kmĀ² or 10 miles long by 4 miles wide depending on how you like your sizings. It is the sixth largest lake in the country and with a maximum depth of 58 m it is one of the deepest. Its shoreline is limestone pavement, great […]

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morning birch

This morning light

February 6, 2018

this morning light…just before this mid-morning’s nose-biting grey sleet storm blur – good ‘ol February  

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Sun along the January lake shore scrub

January 28, 2018

    winter sun is incredibly exciting – there’s not much else going on and its low slung shots of light blast into parts usually humdrum and unstarry..

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Lough Na Fooey Fat Old Willlow

Fat Old Willow at Lough Na Fooey…a new plate drying

October 31, 2017

Lough Na Fooey (‘Lake of the winnowing winds’) is a small glacial valley lake ringed by steep sides just over the Partry mountains on the far end of Lough Mask. The north east side is Mayo, the south west Galway. Its western end gets the Devil’s Mother mountain, a sandy beach, a sandy bottom, and […]

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small green plant sprouting

Fertilisation: my guess…

June 22, 2017

Those little egg cups are lined with silt, pooled with water and colonised by algae – the gulls and cormorants splash great dollops, hare and deer sprinkle a few pellets, the wind desiccates and whips up a concoction then off it goes…!

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wet plate, this side of the last pond

This side of the last pond, a new plate in progress

December 4, 2016

This side of the last pond a new version of the last rock pool on the loop walk, cut off at its Lough Mask end by a line of birch trees and scrub, and cut into the limestone pavement. Clicking on the thumbnails will enlarge them…

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lough Mask, foreshore trees, rain on far mountains

November on the Lough Mask shoreline

November 28, 2016

This early winter month November on Lough Mask has been misty, soft and cuddly, and hard as nails, steel-blue freezing

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Plovers on the Rocks

September 27, 2016

A band of Plovers (well, a congregation, correctly) sitting in a cave.. ok, standing on the near shore rocks, looking out into a heavy mist muffling Lough Mask. The key to this large 90cm x 60cm Plover plate will be printing a magnificent misty sky. I haven’t discovered how to print a magnificent misty sky..but […]

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rain buttercups

summer to the solstice

June 27, 2016

The first half of summer, to the solstice midpoint; lots of cloud, lots of rain, lots of growth, lots of midge swarms, all damp and dreary – making those bursts of light very exciting!….

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Spring start, more dither than bounce

April 17, 2016

Spring taking it easy this year; a slow unfolding from the floods, sun and rain and rain and hail and snow and rain and glitter-sun…unhurried, snail-like dawdling. Its still cold but the birds are completely thrilled with themselves roundabouts this side of Lough Mask …………………click on the thumbnails to enlarge

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