The Road Taken

Driving around Ireland  with a loose itinerary and open dates, we travelled roads often ignored by tourists. The rugged Beara Peninsula in the SW of Ireland is frequently overlooked but we were rewarded by quaint villages, rugged rocky terrain and beautiful vistas. The vista from the Healy Pass is a wondrous surprise after the  slow and winding journey up the the Caha Mountains.

The Road Taken is the DP Weekly Photo Challenge

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A Good Match

The turbans and the festive bunting are a good match. It was a birthday party after all.

Jodphur, Rajasthan January 13th 2007

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Against the odds…

Against the odds, flowers bloom in the arid Australian outback

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Shadows

Saturday is subsumed in the shadow of Wednesday.

The Daily Post in all their wisdom has moved the Weekly Photo Challenge to the maelstrom of mid week madness.

 

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Solitude

With the crash of the waves and the wind in my hair I’m the lone walker on an empty beach. My senses are sharpened, my thoughts crystal clear, I’m at peace.

Solitude is refreshing, invigorating, clarifying..

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Solitude

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Graceful

The graceful movement of the woman amongst a flock of Demoiselles Cranes leaves the birds undisturbed, unperturbed. Grace, both human and avian, Gujarat, India.

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Ambience

The Chinese Garden of Peace, Darling Harbour, Sydney a haven of tranquility and beauty smack bang in the middle of the frenetic city.

Both uplifting and calming, the ambience of these gardens is dominated by the aesthetic  layout and enhanced by the sound of running water.

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Chinese Gardens of Peace, Sydney

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