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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

My secret places 3

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™‚


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


Its the weekend, so why not find a local lane and take a slow relaxing walk ……..

Images for the weekend Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Images for the weekend
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Have a great weekend , what ever you do πŸ™‚


Its the first full weekend of March, so why not go out for a Spring time walk …….

Spring time Rabbits Nigel Borrington

Spring time 2015
Nigel Borrington

Its the first full weekend of March, so why not go out for a walk and see what Spring time changes you can find ….

Have a great weekend what every you do !!!!


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


Its Friday and Its 5 mins to 5pm, So this weekend get outside and take some pictures :)

Its the weekend so get outside Landscape Photography by Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend so get outside
Landscape Photography by Nigel Borrington

Have a great weekend everyone , I hope you manage to get out side if you possibly can !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Its the Weekend so why not ……… , A Weekend Gallery.

Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

It the weekend so why not get out and take a country walk, go down to beach or head for the hills …….

Have yourselves a great weekend !

Weekend Gallery

Healy Pass cork

Green landscape 2

Down beside the kings river 4

Newtown beach waterford 1

Saturday morning on coolagh hill 2

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About Meditation and Landscape

Whats is Meditation
Waterfall at Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

About Landscape and meditation

The concept of Meditation is of a big interest to many people, some maybe religious some not.

To myself the process of clearing my mind while being out side in a wonderful Landscape location goes hand in hand.

This is a great article on Meditation : Is meditation about making your mind go blank

Last week on a visit to the Glengarriff Nature Reserve , county cork and on the waterfall walk , I came across a man just sat on a rock looking at the waterfall and rock pool.

This location is a very beautiful and peaceful place to be in and he was making the most of the atmosphere here. I feel it is very important to get outside into places like this and find a space for your mind to relax, these days more than ever we are having to think about so much almost all the time so it is very important to escape and find a space.

I feel that clearing your mind lets you find out what the true priorities in your life are, separating these out from all the other things that you can well do without.


Sunday evenings, time for one last walk.

Sunday evenings
Allihies , County Cork
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Sunday evenings are my Favorite time of the week, the weekend is almost over and hopefully your feeling relaxed.

A new week is ahead of you, yet you still have time for one last walk, why not get outside and watch the sun go down.


Its the weekend so why not ……

Its the weekend 1
Ballyquin, County Waterford
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend so why not….

Head to the beach and look a the views …..

Its the weekend 3

Sit down on the sand and watch the waves roll in !!

Its the weekend 2

Take the Dog for a Walk ……


Landscape from the Irish Hills and a Poem By : S. Weir Mitchell

A view from the Irish hills 5

Landscape from the Irish hills
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The hills of the South east of Ireland are on of my favourite locations to wander and go for long walk, they are not as spectacular as the peaks of the Kerry mountains but there is a stillness here. Space to think and clear your mind and just walk and photograph the landscape.

I will let the words of the below poem say everything else for me, complimenting just how much I like these locations in the soft Irish hills.

S. Weir Mitchell

HERE have I wandered often these many years
Far from the world’s restraint, my heart at ease,
With equal liberty of joy or tears
To welcome Nature’s generosities,
Where these gray summits give the unburdened mind
To clearer thought, in freedom unconfined.

Kind to the dreamer is this solitude.
Fair courtesies of silence wait to know
What hopes are flattering a poet mood,
Stirred by frail ecstasies that come and go,
Like birds that let the quivering leaves prolong
The broken music of their passing song.

Here may we choose what company shall be ours;
Here bend before one fair divinity
To whose dear feet we bring the spirit-flowers,
Fragments of song, stray waifs of poetry,
The orphans of dead dreams, more sweet than aught
Won by decisive days of sober thought.

Landscape of the Irish hills a Gallery

A view from the Irish hills 1

A view from the Irish hills 2

A view from the Irish hills 3

A view from the Irish hills 4

A view from the Irish hills 6


It’s the weekend so …….

Waterford coast line 1
Ballyvooney Cove, County Waterford
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the Weekend so why not get outside, maybe head down to the coast and go for a beach walk, relax and and watch the waves roll in.

What ever you do, have a great weekend ….

Waterford coast line 3

Waterford coast line 2

Waterford coast line 5


It the weekend so why not ….

The Burren 3
The Burren, County Clare
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Its a winters weekend, so why not get outside and go for a walk , find some new things to look at.

Some wonderful views, roads and even the walls.

The Burren 2

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Its the weekend so… (20 images)

Its a weekend in the country 1
Images for the Weekend
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

It’s the weekend so why not put on some walking shoes and get outside into the country, walk for as long as you like and lose yourself in the Landscape.

Images for the weekend a Gallery

The old barn kells kilkenny 1

Slievenamon views 2

Today is the Tomorrow 2

Blackthorn 1

Dunkineely donegal 6

Upper lake Killarney 5

Sunset over Slievenamon

rose hip 1

River suir fishing boats 2

Wexford landscape photography the raven 2

The first chestnuts of autumn 1

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Canon G1x landscape 2

Images from the road the landscape 2

Spirit

When Rhododendron Bloom at the Vee 200
Find a lane to the mountains 2

tipperary photography slievenamon 1

Its a weekend in the country 2


Its the weekend so …..

Reen Ballinskellig 1
The Landscape of County Kerry
Reen, Ballinskelligs, Ring of Kerry
Irish Landscape photography ; Nigel Borrington

It’s the weekend so why not take yourself out for the day, find some wonderful landscape to look at.

Sit down for as long as you need to clear your mind and relax ….


Sunday Evenings

An evening by the river 3

Nikon D7000, 18-200mm lens, iso 100
Sunday evening, River Suir, Tipperary
Landscape photography by : Nigel Borrington

Sunday evenings are my most favourite time of the week, the weekends light is fading fast and we have a new week ahead of us, new chances to grow and reach our aims.


Its the weekend so..

Find a forest walk 7
Nikon D7000 with
Nikon 50mm f1.8 Manual focus Ais lens
Irish woodlands, county kilkenny
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend so why not find a local woodland, put on some boots and go for a Walk.

Get out side into the Autumn mist and colours …..

Clear you mind and Relax.

Find a forest walk 2

Find a forest walk 3

Find a forest walk 4

Find a forest walk 5

Find a forest walk 1

Find a forest walk 6


Its the weekend so why not ……

Get out and explore the season 1
Nikon D700, 60mm f2.8 Macro lens
Images for an Autumn weekend
Irish nature and Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Its the weekend, so why not get out and explore. Spend sometime walking and discovering the things that Autumn has to offer …..

The nature that Autumn brings : Gallery

Get out and explore the season 5

Get out and explore the season 6

Get out and explore the season 4

Get out and explore the season 1

Get out and explore the season 2

Get out and explore the season 3

Get out and explore the season 7


Sundays on the hill

Sunday views from the hill
Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8g lens
Ballykeeffe Wood and Nature Reserve, County Kilkenny
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Sunday’s are a great time to get outside and do some walking, so why not find a woodland walk and a place with a view.

Sit down stay for a while and relax….

Sunday view from the hill

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