Poetry Sunday: Bronwyn Lovell

Caterpillar

from Chrysalis: Butterfly Poems

You know you are not all
that you might be but
you must still see
all that you are
right
now.

For
if you
can not see
all that you are
for all that you might be
you will never be
all that
you
are

and
no matter
how lovely
all you intend to be
might be, stay mindful
of what you are
being
right
now

for
right
now
is the
only time
you can ever really be.

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Self met Bronwyn Lovell at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig and treasures her copy of Chrysalis.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Bark and Leaves

Cee Neuner:

  • This week our topic is celebrating Bark and Leaves. You can post bark on a tree or any type of leaf. And like in the photo below, you can post both in one photo.

Moss-covered tree trunk, southern Ireland (near Cork)

Side-yard gate, Menlo Park, California

Carmel backyard on a fog-shrouded morning in July

Final SquareOdds! All Manner of Trees

February has gone by so fast. How many of us had “Russia invades Ukraine” on their 2022 bingo cards? Or ZELENSKY?

Thanks so much, Becky, for hosting another fun Squares Challenge.

Here is self’s last collection of Odds. She chose to focus on trees.

  • trees next to Annaghmakerrig Lake in Ireland. She took this picture at dawn, her last morning in Annaghmakerrig.
  • the great Camperdown Elm in the Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California.
  • a “bearded” tree in Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 17: Dublin, December 2017

Still playing catch-up with this wonderful challenge, co-hosted by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao!

One December, Dublin:

Oh, it was cold.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

CBWC: MATCHING THINGS 2

Second post for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Matching Things.

TWO poles sticking out of the water of one of self’s favorite lakes: Annaghmakerrig, in Ireland.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Reflections or Shadows

Self is always glad when she can join one of Cee’s Foto Challenges. The theme for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC) is reflections or shadows.

She has never seen reflections as sharp as those in Annaghmakerrig Lake, in Ireland. She took these pictures one cold March day.

The final picture is from Monet’s garden at Giverny, which self visited in 2017.

Monday Window – 22 November 2021

There is a photo challenge to match every mood. And today, Monday, self is in the mood for WINDOWS!

The front doors of the cottages in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig have this half-moon window. Fascinating.

Past Squares 6: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Self misses travel soooo much.

Grateful to Becky at Life of B for coming up with the theme of Past Squares. Self is really having fun going through pictures of her past trips.

These are from May 2017.

Self loves parks, all parks. She loves green, and she loves people-watching.

A Photo a Week Challenge: VANISHING POINT

What a great theme for this week’s Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point! Thank you to host Nancy Merrill!

Self loves looking back at her travel photos, and looking for Vanishing Points was fun.

The last time she was in Ireland and England was Fall 2019. She happened to arrive in Dublin on the day of the Dublin Marathon. The route was right in front of her B & B, so she was able to catch a few stragglers:

Dublin Marathon, October 2019

She visited IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and walked from there to Dublin Castle, through a gorgeous tree-lined avenue.

Walking from IMMA to Dublin Castle, October 2019

From Dublin she flew to Manchester to stay with an old classmate from the Philippines. She introduced self to Liverpool!

Museum of Liverpool, Albert Dock, November 2019

Final July #TreeSquare Challenge

Self has had so much fun this month, posting pictures of trees. Thank you to Becky at Life of B for hosting this challenge!

On this last day, she will return to Annaghmakerrig Lake in Ireland, which is beautiful in all seasons.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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