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A Sketch of two fishing boats, Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Two fishing boat Keem Strand Achill  Island County Mayo

Two fishing boat
Keem Strand
Achill Island
County Mayo


A sketch of the old farm house, Keem Strand, Achill island, County Mayo

Old Farm house Keem Strand  Achill Island county Mayo Nigel Borrington

Old Farm house
Keem Strand
Achill Island
county Mayo
Nigel Borrington

Created using a Wacom Mobile Studio table …..


A Poem for Sunday Evening – The Sound of the Sea By : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keem Strand, Achill island, Co.Mayo Irish Landscapes Nigel Borrington

Keem Strand, Achill island, Co.Mayo
Irish Landscapes
Nigel Borrington

The Sound of the Sea

By : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
And round the pebbly beaches far and wide
I heard the first wave of the rising tide
Rush onward with uninterrupted sweep;

A voice out of the silence of the deep,
A sound mysteriously multiplied
As of a cataract from the mountain’s side,
Or roar of winds upon a wooded steep.

Keem Strand, Achill island, Co.Mayo

So comes to us at times, from the unknown
And inaccessible solitudes of being,
The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul;

And inspirations, that we deem our own,
Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
Of things beyond our reason or control.


The Rainy day : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A rainy day  Achill Island , County Mayo Landscape Photography :  Nigel Borrington

A rainy day
Achill Island , County Mayo
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

This Morning here in Ireland is a very wet one with some 20mm of rain is expected here in county Kilkenny before midday.

So what better way to free yourself on this Autumn day than with a rainy day poem :

The Rainy Day

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

Bringing in the sheep.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Keem strand_Panorama.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.


Monday Poetry : On The Winter Beach

Who know where the time goes 2
Dookinella, Achill island, County Mayo
The Winter Beach
Irish landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

On The Winter Beach

I walk on the winter beach
from here to there
and beyond where the beach ends
past indifferent sea gulls
over beached kelps
over bleached sea shells

Kate rusby who know where the time goes

To the sound of crushing waves
to the call of ebbing memories
I walk on the winter beach
I shall go
I must go
alone
beyond where the beach ends

Rosslare on the beach 3


Achill island

A sense of place (Achill island, County Mayo) in ten black and white images ..

I don’t usually post images by themselves but I want these images just to speak for themselves ….

A walk on achill beach

A walk on the beach

Bringing in the sheep

Croaghaun achill island

Keem strand the old shed in the rain

Keem strand the old shed

Keem strand_Panorama

Molly on Keem stand

Molly on the beach

Two Boats

All images taken on a Nikon D7000, set to black and white and in September 2011….

Feel free to add some comments !


Keem strand, achill island, County Mayo

Keem Strand Achill island

Keem Strand, Achill island, Co.Mayo – Nikon D7000, Jan 2013