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Isolation in landscape a Charcoal drawing …..

isolation in  landscape
Charcoal on paper
Nigel Borrington
March 2020

Fresh from my drawing board πŸ™‚

To be honest it taken me a few days, just like us all! to come to terms with world wide events!

I hope everyone in the wordpress community is well and keeping safe and health !

This afternoon I setup by drawing board i did my first charcoal drawing for a week “isolation in landscape” is what I am going to call it πŸ™‚

Can I pass on some wishes for you all!

Eat well !
Sleep lots – go to bed way to early and listen to Music not the news !!
Take Vitamin D – it helps you fight off infections !!!
Do not stress – its the Number one biggest enemy of the Immune system !!!!

I am going to add don’t drink alcohol of any kind its also a killer of the Immune system !!!

Read lots of positive things, watch Positive TV !! Talk , have family fun or fun with your friends, get outside πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Please look after yourselves the world needs you as Do I xxx


Sunday evening and its time for just drifting …….

Sunday Evenings Irish Landscape Photography Nigel Borrington

Sunday Evenings
Irish Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

Sunday Evenings are a great time of the week , the weekend is almost over, yet you still have a few hours just to drift and hold back the new week ahead of you.

Its all to easy thinking ahead but Sunday evenings ? well maybe they are all about living in the moment !


My secret places – a weekend at the cove

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I have many favorite places to visit at the weekend here in Ireland.

The little cove in these images is just one but its high on my list, I am not going tell you where it is – its a secret πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you manage to find sometime to visit your own little secret spaces , stay for a while if you do – so that you can escape and relax by put the week just gone behind you !

My secret places 1

My secret places 2


Irish landscape images , images for the weekend …….

Irish landscape images Nigel Borrington

Irish landscape images
Nigel Borrington

This weekend I am planning lots of time outside, just walking, relaxing and getting some fresh landscape images …

I hope what every you do , you have a great weekend and that if you can you get sometime to relax and enjoy your surroundings, in the country or in the city πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend !!

Irish Landscape Gallery

Friday images for the weekend 3

Friday images for the weekend 1

Kilkenny Landscape Images 02

All the colours of the Rainbow Nigel Borrington


River Suir in May 2015

Thursday evening Landscapes Irish Landscapes : Nigel Borrington


Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night  Photography : Nigel Borrington


An evening in the hill side woods 5

Morning Star 3

Images for the weekend Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Freedom of the hills Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington


Fishing boats on teh River Suir Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington



It’s the weekend so why not take a long walk ……

Black water river at Youghal, county cork. Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Black water river at Youghal, county cork.
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

It’s the weekend so why not get outside into the landscape and take a long walk, stay for a while until your completely relax ………

Have a great weekend everyone πŸ™‚


Monday Poems : Donkey of Brown

Monday Poems : Donkey in Brown Photography : Nigel Borrington

Monday Poems : Donkey in Brown
Photography : Nigel Borrington

Well What a weekend we had here in Ireland SUN on SUN , just perfect πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Its hard to believe its Monday already, my post and included Poem this Morning is just a reminder that while your getting your week going , don’t forget to take the odd moment to slow down and take a look at the world around you, it’s Spring-time so take just a few moments and check out what’s really happening in the world – your meeting / phone call or email can wait for a while πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Donkey of brown

By : Patricia Higgins

Please let me know
Why is it that you go so slow?
He turned round gently and to me said
I have some sense in my little brown head.

Monday Donkeys 2.

By hurrying so as you go by
You miss the beauty in earth and sky.
So I took his advice and looked around,
And I saw diamonds in dew drops on the ground.

Daises that dance in the sun’s golden ray,
Things I missed as I hurried each day.
Gold in the buttercups, clouds in the blue,
What the donkey had said was perfectly true.


Saturday Morning on the Mountain : Slievenamon . Co, Tipperary

The Mountain of Slievenamon, County Tipperary Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Mountain of Slievenamon,
County Tipperary
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend, so its a great time to get outside, Relax, walk or just sit and take in the landscape around you πŸ™‚

From yesterday the Spring Equinox, the days are getting longer all the way until the 21st of June, the long evening will soon be here πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

It the weekend so get out into the country 7

It the weekend so get out into the country 8

It the weekend so get out into the country 9

It the weekend so get out into the country 10

It the weekend so get out into the country 11


A Poem for the weekend – The Road Not Taken By : Robert Frost

The road not taken Robert frost. Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The road not taken Robert frost.
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

“The Road Not Taken” by : Robert Frost is a favorite poem of his, I often re-read it and sometimes think of it when out in our local woods here in County Kilkenny.

This weekend I hope you can find time to walk your own path and roads, enjoy yourself and get to relax and put the last week behind you .

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Iβ€”
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Its the weekend , so get outside and relax if you can – Have a great weekend !!

 Images for the weekend Muckross House County Kerry Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington


Images for the weekend
Muckross House
County Kerry
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend – so get outside if you can and walk , relax and take in some views, its good for your mental health !!!!

I hope you can and that you have a great weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


At the River Awbeg edge, Image Gallery

River Awbeg,  Doneraile , county Cork Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

River Awbeg,
Doneraile , county Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Today I just want to share some images take at the banks of one of my favorite irish rivers the Awbeg River (Irish: An Abhainn Bheag, meaning “the small river”). This river is a river in the southern part of Ireland. It is a tributary of the Blackwater River and flows into that larger river at a point in County Cork. Its name comes from the Irish Abha Bheag (“small river”, a slightly older form than the modern Irish name).

As its a Friday Afternoon, I wish everyone a great weekend ahead. I hope you get sometime off and have a chance to spend time in a place just like this one πŸ™‚

At the River Awbeg edge, Image Gallery

At the rivers edge 5

At the rivers edge 4

At the rivers edge 1

At the rivers edge 2

At the rivers edge 3

At the rivers edge 6