Christmas Tree

It’s been a while since I posted. Busy few weeks getting stuff done in work and getting ready for Christmas. Still I thought I should post something so here’s a picture from last weekend when we were putting up our Christmas tree. It may be a little blurry but I like it because of the colors, I’m easily pleased sometimes.

We went away to Co. Clare for the weekend and stayed in a hotel which falls into the “modern but trying to appear old” bracket. In one of the alcoves of the bar was a bookshelf stacked with old hardback books no one ever bothers to read. In the bottom corner of the bookshelf was a stack of even older looking, worn and tatty books. These looked far more interesting so I snapped a photo of them. I didnt try to read any of them because the pile looked a little too precarious to be messed with. For all I know they could have been made in China last year, treated to look old and sold in a Hotel Bits and Bobs market but I liked them.


This week saw the third annual Diageo Arthurs Day. I think the first one was a good idea but making it an annual event is a bit of a leap. Now into it’s third year I almost missed it completely if it wasn’t for the coverage in the newspapers the next day.

Peoples Photo 2011

I took part in Peoples Photography again this year. It’s always a good weekend to meet other photographers and to see a wide variety of photography. The weather wasn’t the best but sure no one went to the event to get a tan. I was helping to organise the event so I spent quite a bit of time walking around and was walkng past one of the gates when I spotted this shot. All I had was my iPhone but I like the effect.


We were down in Clonmel last weekend and visited a shopping center outside the town which appears to have planted lavender flowers (these are lavender aren’t they?) all around the car park and on the dividers between rows of spaces. When in full flower it made a drab car park much nicer with a sea of colour, maybe some other car parks especially around where I live in Dublin could follow their lead.