Domnick's Photos of the Month
Good morning Joe & Dominic. When I heard Dominic declare “New Beginnings” as the theme for this month’s photo competition. . My mind’s eye was drawn to my apron , a very special Christmas present from my dear friend in Boston. Christmas Eve. The postman was on his way , parcel from America ripped open, I called my hen friends & tripped to the hen house ???. New chickens. New Year 2022. New B&B bookings . As I put the newly laid warm chicken egg in the New Apron pocket. I felt full of Hope in God’s creation . Agnes
Good morning Joe & Dominic. After many days & months of rain plus Covid restrictions , My heart missed a beat as I recounted my Bible story of the Ark & the flood . God sent a Rainbow as a promise of Hope for the future of mankind. Brendan Kennelly’s poem “Begin again”. Sums it up for me. Agnes
Dear Joe and Dominick, Happy New year to you and yours. I love the bridge below the town here in Cahersiveen. One of my favourite places on God’s green earth. This evening’s sunset fills me with Faith, Hope and Love in these dark times in which we find ourselves. ‘I am the Light of the world: he who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life’. (John 8:12) God Bless, Kind regards, Bridget Nolan, Cahersiveen.
Hello my name is Sheila Hanrahan and l would like to submit these 2 photos for this months theme
Out with the old In with the new.
- Hydrangeas coming to the end of their cycle with their lace like, spent petals. Was in for a treat when after picking these flower heads ,out emerged the ladybug who chose this spot to hide away from the elements and wait for warmer temperatures .
- Snow drops announcing the arrival of Spring while the decayed winter leaves are pushed aside.
Thanking you Sheila Hanrahan, Scartaglin
Attached is a photograph I took with my phone two weeks ago. My camera is too heavy to carry. Opinion please from your expert Thanks Joan Pollard Carew
Beautiful Wren seeing out the old year and welcoming the new. James Nelan Causeway Co Kerry
Hi Joe and Dominick, love the show. Here are some pictures.
1 New born calf arrived early and had to be ferried across the yard in a wheelbarrow.
2 Mother and foal enjoying having their picture taken.
Thanks, Nora Nelligan.
Hello Joe & Dominic, Please see attached 3 photos..taken with my Galaxy phone! Springtime at Caher Castlegregory Co Kerry Love the show.? Sheila Quirke Castlegregory Co Kerry
Good morning Joe and Domnick, This first picture is less "Out with the old and in with the new" and more like "Down with the old and up with the new". You can see the new birch tree growing out of the old chopped down oak. And the next picture is just bananas !!!! Best regards Geraldine Mc Garrigle
Hi Joe and Dominic, I attach two photos for competition.The first photo taken on Inch Strand in late January acts as a metaphor for your theme "out with the old in with the new"with the bright rays of light punching through the dark clouds representing the imminent arrival of Spring breaking up the dark clouds of Winter. The second photo shows new growth breaking through the earth and replacing old fading growth beside it.Hence "out with the old in with the new". Best regards and a happy new year to both of you. Michael Kennedy Waterside, Inch.
Belated Happy Birthday to you.
Just took a quick photo of some snowdrops in a corner near a wall, lovely to see the snowdrops coming out, a sign that spring is edging closer.
Looking forward to your show.
John O'Connor - Always be ready to dig. From a canal bank stroller.
Hi Joe and Dominic. My take on out with the old in with the new is the ashes been taken out of fire and the turf ready to go in. Brendan Kissane
Hi Dominic and Joe, Attached three photos combining new hobby ‘bird-watching’ with old hobby photography. Seagulls, Brent Geese and Oyster Catchers in Derrymore. Kay Fitzgerald
Hi Joe, The 1st photo is of my grandson Seamus,age 4 (the New),upcoming photographer.Photo taken by me,(The Old) at Coumeenole west of Dingle, in early january 2022 The 2nd one is of sunrise at Béal Bán beach Ballyferriter Tralee Co Kerry, again west of Dingle, signalling the dawn of a new day and emerging from the old day as darkness passes. Kind regards, Noel O Neill
Hi Joe, Attached please find two photos for In Focus with Domnick Walsh. 1. New beginnings taken in Ballyseedy Wood a few years ago. 2. Another anniversary - the first flower appearing in my pots planted to be in full flower to mark the anniversary of the end of my Chemo treatment at end of February 2019. Siobhan O'Connor