Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

 Happy Halloween Friends :) Hope its been a scary one....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lovebirds Karen & Paul

 Karen &Paul're the best! Thank you for welcoming me like an old friend and allowing me to capture your love, your family, your friends  and everything in between! Your wedding was amazing and I was honored to be a small part of the day you married your best friend.  You were totally relaxed and relished every second of THE day that I know you put your heart and souls into- A joyous day that I will remember with a smile on my face.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn has arrived

Living in Ireland seasons are not really something that exists...we more or less have one wet monsoon season...however, I tried to convince myself that Autumn has arrived as the leaves are starting to turn and it is a little chillier...the rain is a constant but that goes without saying, it does give us that wonderul arrays of green which makes our emerald isle so famous....
Most people think that a bright sunny day is ideal for a photoshoot, my photographer friends will agree with me that bright sunlight is not always ideal. Personally I happen to like the misty wet days which we have in abundunce...and of course the children love the muddy puddles :)
A red squirrel paid a visit to our garden its the first time I've seen one in Ireland- I grabbed my camera and got this shot through the window of my sitting room..I've been awaiting his return, camera at hand..

I told you not to pick it!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Across the bay to the Mont St. Michel

Take any road around the Bay of Mont Saint Michel  and it won't be longs before you catch a glimpse of the iconic outline of Mont St Michel, a rocky island that rises from the waters like a granite wedding cake. 
Tucked in the angle between Brittany and Normandy, the Mount is officially part of the Manche department - or county - and therefore Norman, although most Bretons will put forward a strong case for ownership. I have crossed the bay many times to visit the beautiful Mont- each time under different light and weather conditions- its simply stunning and its no wonder its Frances second most visited site.
 With more than 3 million visitors a year, this UNESCO World Heritage site comes second only to Paris in the visitor popularity stakes, which means you need to visit early or late to avoid the bulk of the tourists. 
 Walkers are strongly advised not to attempt the crossing without an experienced guide and there are plenty to choose from. I booked with Chemins de la Baie who offer a choice of walks, the daily calendar depending on the timing of the tides which are second highest in the world after Canada's Bay of Fundy.
 We chose the 7km Chemin du Marquis circuit starting from the car park at Mont St Michel and skirting the Mount to the smaller island of Tomberlaine.  Today Tomberlaine is a protected nesting site for seabirds.
 The round trip takes 3.5 hours and is a good choice for first-time bay walkers.  From April to October, walkers are advised to do the crossing barefoot and in shorts - with top layers appropriate to the weather conditions. From November to March, you need long rubber boots and warm clothing. I have yet to do a winter crossing but its on my to do list!