Entries tagged with “gloom”.


After spending 4 days looking at this

it was a relief to get home, even though it looked like this!

Showcase Ireland was again successful and the Irish Tweed Handbags were selected .

So the workroom is once again untidy but productive.

Just as well as this stuff is getting very tedious.

I think Rosie and Hercules were pleased to see us back – on a blanket in front of the stove is probably better than a basket in the shed at this time of year!

I’ll try and get back with some more colour at the end of the week.  Keep warm!

We’re off to Showcase Ireland in Dublin tomorrow for the first trade fair of the year and there’s a whole pile of products, props, tables and stuff to pack into the car.  But it’s pouring out there in a stiff southerly wind so it’s all staying put for the moment.

Back in a week when I’ll post about another colour.  Right now anything would be better than the gloom outside the window!

At 11.11am yesterday the world did not end as predicted.  Instead a giant vacuum sucked all the colour from this bit of the earth and left us in monochrome for the shortest day.

Meanwhile, next to the Christmas tree and traditional static crib, a strange  grey shed has appeared in the square in Castletownbere.

The door remained firmly closed.  Perhaps rehearsals were taking place for the ‘live’ performance next Tuesday.  No-one seemed to know.  And I shall probably never know as I shan’t be going into town again before Christmas day.  But it makes you think, doesn’t it?

We haven’t had many views recently.

A brief glimpse of grey clouds on the way back from town but generally, cloud.  No hazy summer far-reaching views from home across a sparkling Bantry Bay towards Sheep’ s Head.  Until the other evening when, as the sun went down, out of the gloom there appeared land and sea and even some sky.

Pink sky at night, shepherd’s delight?

I wish!

For any of you familiar with this blog you will notice that there is one view from the garden which I photograph over and over.  I make no apologies for this – one of the best things of living by the sea is that the same view is never the same.  This was this morning with the sun struggling hard to push through the soft mistyness we’ve had for days.

Yesterday however the mist cleared just before dusk and I saw something that lifted the gloom that descends with the mist – the first swallow has arrived.   

Not a good picture I know but I had to capture it’s arrival. I wonder if it’s the swallow whose nest is above the bedroom window?