” The Stolen Child” Exhibit at Itakos -Tribute to Ireland

We all need a touch of magic!  So I’d like to share with my readers a video presentation of my photography and participation on the Stolen Child exhibit at Itakos Gallery  by Akim Alonzo and CybeleMoon.   I had a lot of fun putting this together (with my very rudimentary program- Wondershare). read the short story…

The Stolen Child (a story dedicated to Yeats and Ireland)

also called A Summer’s End -a short story: Megan looked over the last  of the Black -eyed Susans glowing in the morning sun. It was time to lock up the summer cottage forever, she thought.  Something happened yesterday that had confirmed all her old fears and misgivings about the place. Some years before she had…

Not always here and never all there

    I wonder if I’m missed!! I’ve really fallen by the wayside in blogging. I admit to using Flickr on and off as it has been a lot easier to post and poof. Here I must be more thoughtful and with my previous bout with depression (SAD) plus, and then a painful sciatica in…

Now is the winter of my discontent

Hello my dears! Well, you won’t believe!  I received my new Canon only to find it was defective! This is now two strokes of bad luck! The first being that my old camera got wet and died,  supposedly from taking a few pictures of the lovely snow, and the second in receiving a lemon (also…

Back again with Monochrome Madness

I’ve had a disastrous week!!  My companion eye who presents me with the inspiration to develop my visions has up and died. That lovely day I spent out in the snow apparently was the cause, as moisture somehow got inside the camera while I was shooting (though the camera was in the pack otherwise). After…

Monochrome Madness

Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madness 3-2 Here we are again and of course I have always loved monochrome so this is always a treat- and a walk in the park!! Cherry tree blossoms fall like snow during a peacock race!   Coloured versions   and the magic of a firefly evening

Tales of the Tuatha (Chapters 35 & 36)

We are nearing the end my dear readers- only one more installment to go after this and why has it become such a struggle and so, so hard!!? I revised and re-revised these two chapters till my eyes fell out and my brain froze. I hesitated to push the post button. I have to stop. I can think…

Monochrome Madness # 2-5 ( and fairies)

The way to Monochrome Madness!! Do check out Leanne Cole’s wonderful gallery of submissions Here I played with an older photo I like and had some fun with fairies “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.  Edgar Allan Poe, I wanted to include a…

Alice’s Twinkling Winter’s Tale

Twinkle Tales or Alice in Winterland  a short story for all the believers among us ( a Daily Post WordPress Prompt – Twinkle)   ” Oh  my!” thought Miss Alice Beamish, after having finished off the bottle that said Drink Me, “Rabbit has been busy!!” The whole warren was filled with a rather erratic mess of…

The Dream Threshold- and Monochrome Madness

( fun with an older photo) Somewhere beyond the cold and dusty sweep of Orion’s arm and the garden,  Andromeda lies dreaming of  broken chains A few useless facts: Alpha Centauri, our closest stellar neighbour ( actually a triple star system) appears to have an earth like planet orbiting one of it’s stars with a probability…

Tales of the Tuatha (chapter 31 of Niamh’s Journey)

for a few who asked, the story continues!! The next mythical chapter has arrived as…….. The Tears of the Forest Niamh found herself walking through the evening trees and avoiding the more traveled paths of men. She allowed the west wind to guide her into a clearing. In the center of the grove a man stood…