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Images without words : The rainy days of November


Irish Landscape images, county Kilkenny : The fog after the rain, a poem

Irish landscape images County Kilkenny  after the rain

Irish landscape images
County Kilkenny
after the rain

The fog after the rain , a poem

Rain falls all day in the old valley,
All the woodlands swimming underneath the steaming fog.
What peaceful sound I hear,
softly rings out of the sparkling
Woods and fields,
song of a thousand winter birds
announcing the setting sun,
Who sings loudest, after the rains.


Mountain Poetry, Ride the foothills by : Denel Kessler

Foothills of Slievenamon Irish Landscape images Nigel Borrington

Foothills of Slievenamon
Irish Landscape images
Nigel Borrington


Denel Kessler

Chinook Skies

cobalt rain
rides the foothills
mountains conspire
in malevolent
cloud lairs

Waterford Coastline, Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

beneath gray waters
she treads
the warming sea
in constant current
scaled desire

Eveing river walk 1

burnished crimson
silver sleek
with ripened need
she lives to die
upstream


Sunday, taking pictures in the Rain

Study of Rain drops Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

Study of Rain drops
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

We have had all seasons in one weekend here in Ireland , with Sun Snow and today Rain :). I had intended to do lots of walking today but it is just to windy for mountain walks. So I have decided after looking out of the windows for a while to do a photo study of the rain when the winds dye a little.

These images are form a day just like this one last year and I will use them as some inspiration today, I used a macro lens for these shots and the above image also captured the amazing structure of the grass that the rain drops rested themselves on.

The Rain 1

The Rain

Rain drops small and large


The First Morning Of April 2016

The first Morning of April 2016 River Suir County Tipperary Nigel Borrington

The first Morning of April 2016
River Suir
County Tipperary
Nigel Borrington

The first Morning of April 2016 has started here in Ireland with our usual spring rains

So time for a small poem to welcome it home once again ……

April rain

On your morning walk
let the rain kiss you on your face
let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops,

Let the rain sing you a new song
just like the returning birds of springtime,

The First Morning of April Nigel Borrington 2016

On this morning walk along the rivers bank
the rain makes waves upon the rivers flow
the rain dances on its surface,

If there are any Gods then they are in the rain
this rain that brings new life
a fresh start
this April rain.

The First Morning of April Nigel Borrington 2016_3


Against Winter – Poem by Charles Simic

Winter is Coming Nigel Borrington

Winter is Coming
Nigel Borrington

Today is a Public Holiday here in Ireland and the last before Christmas, So I went out this morning for a long walk with The Dog. The Weather is very wintry with heavy rain, perfect weather to get some moody Images as I walked along some of our local country lanes.

The Seasons are turning very quickly now and winter is coming, these walks will be cold and wet for a few weeks, yet this time of year brings its own atmosphere, one that I love very much. Its great to return home put the fire on and have a hot drink or some warm soup.

Against Winter –

Charles Simic

The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
The birds are silent; there’s no one to ask.
All day long you’ll squint at the gray sky.
When the wind blows you’ll shiver like straw.

Against the Winter 1

A meek little lamb you grew your wool
Till they came after you with huge shears.
Flies hovered over open mouth,
Then they, too, flew off like the leaves,
The bare branches reached after them in vain.

Winter coming. Like the last heroic soldier
Of a defeated army, you’ll stay at your post,
Head bared to the first snow flake.
Till a neighbor comes to yell at you,
You’re crazier than the weather, Charlie.


A study of rain drops , macro image gallery

Study of Rain drops Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

Study of Rain drops
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

We have just had a long weekend here in Ireland , with a bank holiday and as expected 🙂 it rained yesterday (Monday) . I had intended to do lots of walking but it was just to windy and wet. So I decided after looking out of the windows for a while to do a photo study of the rain.

These images are just a small selection and include some from lunchtime today as we still have some showers, I used a macro lens for these shots and the above image has also captured the amazing structure of the grass that the rain drops rested themselves on.

The Rain 1

The Rain

Rain drops small and large


“Some think to judge the very sky itself” , A Monday Morning Poem.

To Judge the very sky itself Kilkenny Landscape Photography  Nigel Borrington

Some think to Judge the very sky itself
Callan and Kilkenny Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

A Monday Morning Poem

Its been a great weekend here in Ireland, Saturday was blue sky’s all day, while we had rain for all the day Sunday, oh well that’s Ireland – all seasons in one weekend.

While I was inside staying out of the rain, I did some tasks then reading followed with some writing, a couple of poems!

Of which this is one …..

Some think To Judge the very Sky itself

Some think to Judge the very sky itself,
from the rain it brings to the snow that falls,
from the shade and shape of each cloud that rushes by.

Judging its flowing expressions, as the very stars,
that rise at night and fall into the day.

Some think to judge the very sky itself,
as if this act will make them fly !

Yet the Sky looks back and never see’s,
the Stars shine down and never hear.

To Judge the sky, is as pointless a Human act as can be !!

Some think to judge the very sky itself,
but the Sky never hears their words.

They are like black grains of sand, lost along the ebb and the flow of Tide and Time !!!

To Judge the very Sky itself 1


Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Days of rain a Poem By : Vincent Mccarty

A Rainy morning on the lanes. Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Misty Morning on the lane.
Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Days of rain

vincent mccarty
May 11, 2013

i long for the days of rain;
when the air is thick,
the ground is soft,
and my mind is clear.

the drops hitting my skin
are a therapy like no other.

like fire,
they burn through my ropes,
and set me free.

i run from myself,
and fly with the wind.

too soon though,
with the puddles on the streets,
my wings vanish.

and i’m left longing
for the days of rain
once more.

A Misty Day 3


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.