Monday, 30 March 2009

Odd Shots On Monday

I found this strange little table on a narrow pavement (sidewalk) a week ago in Letterkenny.

Odd Shots on Monday is hosted by Katney.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday is Aileni's idea!

Iron railings behind a bench in the sun, in a Letterkenny street recently.

Find more monochromes through the dedicated page.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Hands.

Time (or lack of it!) is very much on my mind at the moment, particularly since the clocks change here tonight. I know my American friends suffered this change at the beginning of the month, but now it's my turn - and I don't like it!

Anyway, with today's theme being HANDS it's natural that my mind turned instantly to the hands on a clock.

These hands hang on my kitchen wall, and help me to time the meals.

These hands form part of the clock given to me by one of my sons. Yes, that's right, the clock is shaped like a dragon!

Many more hands can be found through TNChick's comments.
Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

True Colours Thursday - Beige.

Here I am, late again!
This week's colour is beige, which made me realise that I couldn't be totally sure that I knew exactly what colour that is.
So I consulted Wikipedia and found this page, which more or less tells me that beige is a fairly nondescript colour anywhere between cream and light brown.
Plenty of scope there!

This wall outside a Letterkenny shopping centre is beige.

And so is much of the local scenery, still being made up of winter-bleached grasses. There's more beige to be seen on the sun-patterned hills beyond.

Then many of my dragons qualify as beige.

True Colours Thursday is hosted by Poopsie.
Next week's colour is scarlet.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - J.

This week has given me a bit of trouble.
I had a hard time finding things locally for the letter J.
This is not the time of year to find anyone dancing a jig in the streets, and I could think of nothing else.
Then my brain suddenly kicked into gear, and I thought of my favourite shop.
Paul, who owns the shop, not only sell jewellery, but makes and repairs it as well.

Then I happened to notice this sign in the window of a small bar.
Sounds like a lot of fun!

More J posts can be found through the dedicated Linky Page.
Many thanks to Denise for the great idea!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Monochrome Odd Shot Monday

I took this because I really liked the shapes.

The end of the staircase at a shopping centre, seen from above.

For more monochromes, visit the Maniacs page.
For more Odd Shots, visit Katney.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Yellow.

This week's theme is

I had several ideas for the theme, but I changed my mind when I walked through town today.
You see, today has been Daffodil Day.

In towns all through Ireland bunches of daffodils are sold to make money for cancer research. I bought these bright yellow beauties in Main Street.

Very many more yellow posts will be found tomorrow through the comments on TNChick's blog.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

True Colours Thursday - Green.

Last time we had green as the colour for the week I posted living greenery.
This time I thought I'd show you a few of the many greens visible in the centre of Dungloe.

My first photo is the post box in the wall of our local Post Office. Yes, these useful items are green in Ireland.

Then, in Main Street, I found this very dark green crate, holding light green young trees, backed by a mid green poster.

Behind a store was this small green fork-lift truck.

And across the carpark some men were working on the chimney of a house with a very green roof.

I found a few more green items, but I think this post is long enough now!

For many more greens, pay a visit to My True Colours. It's worth it.
Next week's colour is BEIGE.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - I.

Like Alice's White Rabbit, "I'm late! I'm late!"
Still, they say it's better late than never, so here is my post for the letter I.
I is for Island.

The above photo was taken from Burtonport, which is about 4 miles from Dungloe. The houses you can see in the distance are on Inishfree (the name means Island of heather)
Inishfree was our home for 12 years, although our house isn't visible from this angle.
The rocks in the foreground are on the mainland, but there's part of another island just visible between them and Inishfree.

Now, this photo shows Inishfree seen from an upstairs window in our home in Dungloe. I took it early this morning in beautiful spring weather. It's not too clear, as there's a haze over the sea. Our old home is barely visible near the shore to the left of the photo. The hill behind is yet another island.

And this is almost the same view taken at sunset yesterday evening.

As I'm showing the view from upstairs, I thought I'd add these two, taken to the left of the others. Two more narrow, flat islands this morning...

...and yesterday evening!

Many more I posts, inventive, intriguing and informative, can be found on the dedicated site. Why not investigate.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Monochrome Monday

I enjoy lines and shadows.
This is a locked loading area at a local store.
Shopping trolleys, railings, a stack of pallets, even (if you look very closely) the lines of the closed loading-bay door at the top left.)
All this within the cage-like wire fence and gate.

Many more monochrome photos can be found through Aileni's Maniacs page.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Four.

This week's theme is

One of our local food stores introduced a "Loyalty Card" some months ago. Last week we went in for our weekly shop, handed over our card with our payment, and were presented with a loyalty gift. There was a cheap-looking laundry bin, and FOUR very nice towels.

Even better for today's theme, the corner design features FOUR coloured squares.

For more entries, or to join in the fun, visit TNChick.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

True Colours Thursday - Violet.

I've had so much trouble finding violet photos for today - I mean, exactly what colour is violet?
As children we learned the seven colours of the rainbow - red, orange, green, blue, indigo, violet - but I could never see more than a vaguely purplish colour.
So that's what I eventually decided, vaguely purplish photos!

Hebe flowers are purplish, but are they violet?

Maybe this chive flower is violet.

Ah, but surely these violas are

For more violet pictures, visit the originator over at My True Colours.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - H.

The first thing I want to do today is apologise to all of you that I didn't manage to visit last week. I was lagging further and further behind, and I finally gave up. Sorry!

Anyhow, here I am today, all ready for another week.
This week, H is for

Dungloe Community HOSPITAL.

This is not a general hospital, but cares for elderly invalids. The small wards and the day-room are on the right. The central part of the building houses offices and consulting rooms which are used for outpatients. The wing on the left is the Health Centre, containing two doctors' surgeries and the Health Service dentist.
The main part of the hospital recently celebrated its 50th birthday.

More H entries can be found through the dedicated page.
come and join the fun!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Monochrome Monday

Hot off the press!
Twisted Honeysuckle in our garden this morning.
Yes, those are leaves!

Many more monochromes can be found through the dedicated page.
Have a good week.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Space.

The theme this week is


Someone is invading my SPACE!

I didn't mean to... didn't know it was your SPACE!

Saturday PhotoHunt is brought to you by TNChick.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

True Colours Thursday - Yellow.

This week's colour is
so I thought I'd be a bit different.
I've no flowers for you today, and no colourful houses or fences, just the vivid, eye-catching yellow of warning signs.

Ramps? Behind the fence maybe?
And a bi-lingual sign warning the motorist to look out for children running across the road.

Then there's this sign warning possible malefactors that they can be seen - shame the cameras weren't fitted before the robbery at this store!

Though maybe the cameras are to keep an eye on those mad enough to want to eat icecream (at this time of year) from a bright yellow cone!

Poopsie started this fun. She's away at the moment, but you'll find many participants in the blogroll on the sidebar over at My True Colours.