Posting for Wordless Wednesday
Tag: artists residency
Posting for Mid-Week Monochrome # 107.
- For the challenge this week, I am asking you to share images that focus on your journeys. Consider examples of historical modes of transportation if you happen to have some in your gallery, a horse-drawn wagon in Pennsylvania, or maybe an abandoned boat along the seashore.
— Journeys with Johnbo, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 215
Below: the bus self took from Belfast to Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
In April, self visited NI for the first time. She did a residency at River Mill, near Downpatrick. Crushed the writing: finished her horror story/alien invasion story, The Rorqual, and completely re-wrote a few others. Placed a story while she was still there: “Residents of the Deep,” coming soon in J Journal.
The theme this week of Travel with Intent’s One-Word Sunday is WALL.
Here’s the wall of self’s room at River Mill, Northern Ireland, where she spent April writing.
Self has the perfect picture for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt — LILAC — evening sky over Belfast, late April.
Self was on her first-ever visit to Belfast. She’d originally planned to go in 2017, but ended up going to the Philippines instead. Then, the pandemic intervened. So it wasn’t until April 2022 that she finally boarded a flight from San Francisco to this (to her) almost-mythic city (She was a big, big Game of Thrones fan!)
A friend advised her to stay at the Europa. She took this picture from her hotel room. It was about 9 p.m.
- This week our topic is celebrating Crooked or Squiggly. Basically anything but straight lines. Just make sure the squiggle or crooked part is clearly visible in your photo. Have fun.
— Cee Neuner
YAY, another Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge!
For this challenge, self decided to focus on paths.
Two of these pictures were taken at River Mill, County Down, Northern Ireland.
The last picture was taken at Belfast’s Botanic Garden.
Yes, self knows it is no longer Monday. Nevertheless.
Love Monday Windows. Windows have always been some of her favorite things to photograph.
This one’s the stone house next to River Mill. A family lives in it. She loves that they kept the stone facade, so it looks integrated into the landscape. There is another house across the road, but this one was built from the ground up, in grey concrete, ugh.
From the beautiful garden at River Mill, County Down, Northern Ireland:
Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day.
The host of this challenge is Mama Cormier.
Ardglass Beach, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Ballyclander Road, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
At home during a storm
Thank you to John for coming up with the great theme! As he explains:
I’m occasionally accused of having a (weird, warped?) sense of humor, so my first thoughts for a theme were: humor, humorous, fun, funny, pleasing or pleasurable. Objective, subjective? Simple, nuanced? Can we photograph such an abstract, humanoid concept?
I hope, as this is published, we can still find at least a corner of our lives for some humor. ‘We must keep our sense of humor, sometimes it’s all we have left.’
Self has spent most of April in County Down, Northern Ireland. It’s a lovely, peaceful place, filled with sheep, lambs, cows, horses, and myriads of birds. The animals just did not know what to make of self and would stare. And stare. And stare.