Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

From Gougane Barra.

St. Finbarr’s Oratory has such a beautiful setting it’s no surprise that it’s frequently used for weddings.  It’s situated on a kind of peninsula out in a lake, where legend says that St. Finbarr built a monastery.

I love the contrast of the natural textures of leaves and grass next to the stone of the oratory, and I especially love the texture of the lake water as it’s rippled by the breeze.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify


From Gougane Barra.

This was once a rock wall–well, technically it still is.  It’s just been overtaken by the beautiful moss and foxglove.  Nature finds a way to improve on the work of man. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror


From Gougane Barra.

The mirroring lake at Gougane Barra shows how peaceful this place is.  This is the view from near the oratory looking back towards our hotel.

I also wanted to include another fun mirror-like picture from our trip to Ireland: my mom and I had matching shoes.


This was taken as we were crossing the River Shannon on the ferry.  I think I’m on the left?  I’m honestly not sure, but that’s what the perspective indicates.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror