A few snaps

Atlanta about to make a wish

Atlanta about to make a wish

I have disappeared off the blogging radar in recent times. This has been largely due to a combination of being very busy and a lack of inspiration when windows of opportunity do arise.

I took the neglected Nikon out yesterday for my niece Savannah’s Communion celebrations and some of those photos are below.

I have also included a few snaps I took on a couple of the other rare occasions I have briefly taken the camera out lately.

Hopefully, this post will kickstart more regular photo taking and posting.

Savannah puts her shoes back on to restore the full Communion outfit after a spin on the bouncy castle

Savannah puts her shoes back on to restore the full Communion outfit after a spin on the bouncy castle

One of the many colourful flowers in my mother's garden

One of the many colourful flowers in my mother’s garden

If you look closely into Savannah's eye you'll see the photographer

If you look closely into Savannah’s eye you’ll see the photographer

This tree at Johnstown Castle definitely has a story to tell

This tree at Johnstown Castle definitely has a story to tell

Laura's face. My leg.

Laura’s smile. My leg



Laura and Savannah draw in the sand as Shauna lets a rock go behind them...

Laura and Savannah draw in the sand oblivious to the fact that Shauna has let a rock go behind them…

The Aftermath!

The Aftermath!

Pretty impressive rhododendron across the lake at Johnstown Castle

A pretty impressive rhododendron, as seen from across the lake at Johnstown Castle

A rhododendron casaulty

A rhododendron casualty floating on the lake

Savannah and Shauna

Savannah and Shauna at the former’s Communion celebrations

Laura skimming a stone

Laura skims a stone at Cullenstown Beach

Atlanta starts on the rocky path across the water

Atlanta navigates a rocky path across the water

Laura drying her hair

Laura drying her hair


Rusty and I relaxing in the car boot before heading to the beach

Rusty and I relaxing in the car boot before heading for a walk



Savannah takes off

Savannah takes off


Neglected fountain at Johnstown Castle

Johnstown Castle

Johnstown Castle

Atlanta makes her way...

Atlanta makes her way…

To make her mark

To make her mark


Posted on May 19, 2013, in Family, Ireland, Nature, Photography, Wexford and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.

  1. Welcome back! We missed you~. Thank you for sharing your lovely family and beautiful Ireland!

  2. Welcome back. Beautiful photos, as always.

  3. I was just thinking about you this morning, and then you left your mark on my blog. A lovely set of photos. Particularly the hairdryer shot, and the one across the lake. I always imagine you’d make a great walking companion.

    • Thanks very much. Good to cath up with your blog! I do love a good walk, I’m happy out just wandering, exploring and taking it all in, but I’ll have to let others judge the value of my company πŸ™‚

  4. Nice photos! Laura is very pretty!

  5. I can’t tell you what a joy it is to see your photos, Conor! They make my day. Thank you!

  6. Conor, I love your pictures. Creating fuels the soul. Don’t stop!

  7. Fantastic series Conor! Savannah is an absolutely beautiful young lady and that second photo of her putting on her shoes which you took from an overhead position is a total prize winner.
    Now I have to ask…since I live in South Carolina USA, just one state north of Georgia, names such as Savannah are fairly common here, but any special reasons for the Georgia city names in your family? πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Phil. Really appreciate your feedback.With my sister, I think it’s just a case of really liking the names. And geographic coincidence. She has never been there and there’s no family connection. I wondered about it too though and I was fully expecting a little Augusta or Columbus to come along πŸ™‚

  8. Welcome back Cullen! On form as always. Delightful photos!

  9. I have nominated you for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness! See my blog post tomorrow, May 20th.

  10. Nice. It is good to be inspired by family.

  11. You were missed. Fascinating shots and poetic names…especially loved the beach shots. Very impressed Savannah kept her Communion clothes so nice after a bout on the bouncy thing. A real lady. She reminds me of why we kept trying for a girl and wound up with four boys!

    • Thanks very much! She kept the dress remarkably well given all the messing and eating going on around here πŸ™‚ My sister has four girls – I’m not sure which of ye I feel the most sorry for!

  12. A welcome return of a class act.

  13. Reblogged this on Chaotiqual and commented:
    Welcome back. I was starting to forget what Ireland looked like…not really. It’ll be good to see the family fun and laughter plus the beautiful shots back on my reader. πŸ™‚

  14. Welcome back πŸ™‚
    Great pictures, as usual. I think most of “Laura drying her hair” (second photo).

  15. A very warm welcome back, I wondered why you weren’t posting. Lovely images as always.

  16. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the castle through…whatever you are looking through. The beach pictures are wonderful, your leg & your lady are interesting. Good to see your stuff again! ~amy

  17. Laura Bloomsbury

    the lens needs a break sometimes so it can refresh itself and yours has taken on an exponetially new lease of life with this collection – the first one blew me away, as the saying goes

  18. Lovely photos, though I’m most partial to the man-faced tree and the great lighting and color in the first image of the post.

  19. Beautiful images and I like the combinations of all the colors I see in your photographs. Pick up that camera and get inspired. No excuses!

  20. It’s been some time. Glad you’re back to share more of your lovely photos again! Welcome back!

  21. So nice to have you back.

  22. I so enjoy your photos, the best blog on the ‘net. Beautiful surprise every time, thank you. Love and blessings.

  23. It’s so nice to see you back, Conor, I love your photography …

  24. That first image is a real beauty. And I really like the two of Laura drying her hair as well.

  25. Yet another to echo many of the above sentiments. Thanks for sharing your writing and photographic talents.

  26. Sweet you,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world

    Thank you for that..

    NamastΓ©, Summer

  27. A beautiful collection of photos. Although there is no reason why I should choose a favourite – and indeed, it is not easy – I think the first one is very special. But then again – they all are…

  28. LOVE, love the very first image. Oh my goodness, that’s so lovely. Do you have nieces named Atlanta and Savannah? Just curious because I live in Savannah, Georgia near Atlanta…

  29. These are lovely photographs, absolutely beautiful. A joy to look through.

  30. Some people just light up the world.

  31. Beautiful clicks. Loved the first pic the most.

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