Le bonheur est dans le blé

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The goodness is in the flour – Creperie – Fougeres, Brittany, France.

The Maiden Tower

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The Maiden Tower – Mornington, County Meath, Ireland

The 60 foot high Maiden Tower was built during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (some would say hence the name ‘Maiden Tower’) as a beacon to aid mariners on their way into Drogheda port. It was used as a landmark to mark the mouth of the Boyne and it is said that before the river walls were constructed in 1765, when a mariner brought his ship into line with the Tower and the Lady’s Finger, the course of his ship marked the precise angle necessary to cross the bar. It also served as a look-out post during the Elizabethan Wars with Spain (1585-1603) to warn of any approaching enemy ships. The tower, the top of which is reached by spiral steps, commands a most extensive look-out over land and sea. It was originally brightly coloured, making it even more conspicuous and useful to mariners. [Information from Drogheda Museum website]

Red Dogwood

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This picture was inspired by an autumn walk through a beautiful urban park in Birmingham, England – Cannon Hill Park.

The path winds along the edge of a pond flanked by dogwoods . The scene looked particularly spectacular with evening  light on those fallen golden leaves.

Mark of the Cross

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Chapel of Rest – Welford Road Cemetery, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England.

Walk by the Pool at Dusk


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Playful Mosaic Art – Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, UK.


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St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin

Weston Park

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Weston Park is a country house in Staffordshire, England, set in more than 1,000 acres of park landscaped by Capability Brown.

The Laden Table

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Texture by Karen Burns. Thank you.

B is for Berries

Grey-Blue Door

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Georgian Doorway – Parnell Square, Dublin

Cottage Gothic

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Gardener’s Cottage – Farmleigh, Dublin


Textures by Brenda Clarke and K.OS. Thank you.

Where Birch meets Elm…

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Watery reflections along the Royal Canal near Ashtown, Dublin.


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Digital Watercolour on Canvas Texture.


Inspiration by Karen Burns. Thank you.

The Aston Webb Codex

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Based on a beautiful window in the Aston Webb Building, Birmingham, UK.

Arch Rival

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Window at the Aston Webb Building – University of Birmingham, UK.

Ski Lift

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Dusk at Kelso, Ontario

Ideal Homes?

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Repeating forms – University of Birminham, UK.

Up On The Roof

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This fearless roofer brought to mind a familiar song….

When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
And there the world below can’t bother me

[Up On The Roof - Gerry Goffin/Carole King]

Off To Dublin In The Green

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Abandoned army building – Collins Barracks, Dublin.

And we’re all off to Dublin in the green, in the green
Where the helmets glisten in the sun
Where the bayonets flash and the rifles crash
To the rattle of a Thompson gun



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