The West of Ireland in Winter

High water, Lough Carra, Co. Mayo

You often see photos of Ireland in all her emerald beauty. But for me, there is nothing more striking than the subtle colors of winter. This series of photos was taken in January  around the lake shore of Lough Carra, Co. Mayo, and along the coastline of counties Mayo and Kerry.

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Early January evening on Lough Carra, Co Mayo

Early January evening on Lough Carra, Co Mayo

Early January evening on Lough Carra, Co Mayo

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “The West of Ireland in Winter

    1. writeejit Post author

      Thanks, Randee. Yes, at this time of year, texture plays a huge part in the beauty of the landscape. Your eye is drawn to the small detail that may pass unnoticed when there’s a riot of greenery surrounding you.

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    1. writeejit Post author

      Thank you! I hear you about the Pinterest. Taking my camera for a walk is a good way to remind myself to live in the moment.

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      1. SmallHouseBigGarden

        I just took a look at the pics again because something about the light was scraping at the edges of my memory and the second go-through clarified it for me: only in winter does sunlight look so thin (for lack of a better word) and only in northern climes. I grew up in Boston, which as you probably know is one of the most Irish-settled cities in the world. My grandparents were both émigrés and I wonder if they noticed the similarities!

      2. writeejit Post author

        That’s a great word for it–thin light. I now live in New York’s Hudson Valley and the winter light definitely has a touch of that etherealness (not sure that’s a word) about it.

  1. emma shaw-smith

    Really lovely photos, Liss. I like the way you have framed the images. Beautiful light. Ex

    Emma Shaw-Smith

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    1. writeejit Post author

      Rowena, thanks, I enjoyed your photos. Fantastic view. I confess, although I’ve climbed several Irish mountains, Croagh Patrick isn’t one of them. It’s definitely on my to-climb list. But not in August, and not in bare feet!

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