Lilies from below

Lilies from below

Lilies from below

A different look at lilies rather than your usual angle – in black and white!

© Aisling Jennings Photography
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Wild Grass

Wild grass; It’s a nice thing to see and always reminds me of the summer, or that the summer is coming!

© Aisling Jennings Photography

Gardening / Planting in the fine weather

 

This fine weather has everyone out gardening and planting in the West of Ireland. With the fresh vegetables like potatoes, carrots and cabbage planted, lets hope we can sample some of these home grown delights very soon 🙂

Anthurium Andreanum

This plant is a cultivated hybrid of an Anthurium andreanum and belongs to the family of the Araceae. The flowers are tiny on the yellow stem.

Anthurium is a large species, belonging to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”, both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

Anthurium flowers are small and develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix, a characteristic of the Araceae. The flowers on the spadix are often divided sexually with a sterile band separating male from female flowers. This spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colors (white, green, purple, red, pink, or a combination).

Purple Wild Flowers

Purple wild flowers growing in a grass ditch in Commauns, Burren, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.  If you look closely at this shot you will see that there is actually is actually a fly on one of the flowers which i didn’t notice at the time 🙂 It is called Herb Robert

Black and White Chandeliers

Wrought iron black and white chandeliers

Titanic April 14th 2012

This is the 76ft replica model of the RMS Titanic which was built in Lahardane Co. Mayo in Lough Conn behinde Addergoole graveyard on April 14th 2012.

LAHARDANE –The story of the building of Titanic is told in Belfast. The story of mass emigration from Ireland, of which Titanic was one small part, is told in Cobh, formerly Queenstown.  But the story of the people – laborers, farmers and tradespeople– who bought passage on Titanic to start new lives in America is told in the tiny County Mayo village of Lahardane, “Ireland’s Titanic Village.”

Fourteen people from Addergoole, the parish that includes Lahardane, booked passage to New York on Titanic. When the ship went down, 11 of them died, including the pregnant wife and sister of John Bourke, who refused to leave him. News of the loss plunged the village into shock and despair.

“It was the largest proportionate loss of life suffered by any community in the world,” says Dylan Nolan, public relations officer for the Addergoole Titanic Society.

The Western People newspaper of May 4, 1912, reported that the wake held for several of the Addergoole victims was “one of the saddest sights ever witnessed in the West of Ireland.” Photos of the victims were laid on the beds where they had slept the night before leaving home. “The wailing and moaning of the people was most distressing and would almost draw a tear from a stone,” the story said.

But, as decades passed, memories began to dim. Some of the families died out or moved from their home places, and their cottages fell into ruin. The Addergoole 14 were in danger of being lost again.

Most of the money for the memorials was donated privately, and most of the work in Lahardane was done by volunteers.

Mulranny in the evening

Mulranny, Co. Mayo in the evening / at night. The walkway, bridges, seaweed, the moon, and the lights of the village in the night sky.

Bud

A bud with rich green leaves extending off from it, with strong colourful tones of green, brown, white, cream and reds.

Lough Lannagh

A view of Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, Co. Mayo by night with the orange glow of the street lights reflecting on the water and the white glow of the bridge lights on the rushes

Lough Corrib

A view of Lough Corrib in Cong, Co. Mayo through some trees, with stong hints of green leaves and grass and some pink hydrangeas.  Also in black & white / sepia for a different depth.

Commauns

River at the bottom of Bother Rua, Commauns, Burren, Castlebar, Co Mayo.