Category Archives: Photography
Another shot of my little feathered friend from Powerscourt last week, he was so calm in my presence it was impossible to resist a photoshoot. I love to hear the robin’s song at this stage of the year, it’s one of the most treasured pleasures of spring. The gardens in Powerscourt were full of them, defending their territories with sweet notes. They are fiercely territorial little birds, but they’re charming in their seriousness!
Thank you so much for the kind words on my last post, it was a pleasant surprise to be welcomed back to posting here. Creativity has not been forthcoming over the last few months, but as spring returns I find my desire to reflect its beauty steadily increasing. Hopefully this will mean many more posts over the coming weeks :)
A couple of weekends ago we finally had a brief break in stormy weather we’ve been having this winter, so I used the opportunity to take a bus to the pretty village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow. From there I walked to the Powerscourt Estate in search of snowdrops to shoot in the spring sunshine. There’s nothing quite like the first flowers of the season to remind you that earth is awakening from her winter slumber and soon the world will be lush and green again!
Powerscourt did not disappoint; I spent several happy hours wandering in the gardens with my camera, lingering over the abundance of snowdrop flowers and stunning mountain views. The garden was full of singing birds, and I even shared some crumbs with a friendly robin living near the house. Afterwards a cup of tea and delicious slice of carrot cake in Avoca felt like the perfect way to get warm and wrap up the trip!
The gardens here are tended to beautifully and are always a pleasure to visit. In May they’re having a dawn chorus walk which sounds like an experience I’d love to take part in. I’ll definitely be returning here during the summer months to take some photos of the estate in full bloom.