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Catherine Drea (Foxglove Lane Studio)
Contemplative Photographer and Blogger. Winner of the Best Photography Blog in Ireland 2013 and 2014. Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016. Facilitator in Framework
Contemplative Photographer and Blogger. Winner of the Best Photography Blog in Ireland 2013 and 2014. Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016. Facilitator in Framework
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    The summer light has it’s moments. This year summer in Ireland has been a beauty. Sometimes later in the evening there are long shadows of delightful darkness. Darkness and light. As my year’s leave moves into the final quarter I need to decide…

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  Evening is drawing in. The water has settled into calm stillness. Tonight the warm hearts of my sisters in wildness stir new possibilities. We are seeking a kind of wild time dreaming. Then one of them reminds me of Dawna Markova’s poem. I go back to…

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  Blackbirds with their confident perching seem to have it all sussed. They are gorging on our black currants flying over and back across the garden as if they own the place. The speckled hen blackbirds are a rarer sight. I’m not sure why. Are they…

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Every woman has a some kind of relationship with shoes. For many I think it’s a kind of love affair. But for me shoes are full of complicated contradictions. Yes, it’s that serious. I’m not a lover of shoes, shoe shops or hairdressers for that matter. But…

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  Rosebay Willow Herb, Foxgloves, Blackberry blossom, Pale Flax, Meadowsweet, Thistles, Daisies……We’ve been talking about re-wilding.  It’s a word we picked up recently.  There are a few of us.  Walking, observing, feeling air on our faces.  Summer.…

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  We’ve all been there. Young, free, infatuated. If you remember your own youth you will probably be glad that there was nobody recording your adventures on a mobile phone. Or maybe like so many others these days you have already had your private moments…

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  These dreamy days. The scent of meadowsweet. Foxgloves swaying in the summer breeze. Everything a tangle of lush green. I am following a whim to return to this special space. This small window on the larger world. Peace is always only temporary. But…

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  Today I am letting you into a secret. I want to take a break from the internet. I have no idea how to do it, but it feels like a good idea. I’ve been blogging weekly for 6 years now. It’s a fantastic discipline and has taught me a lot about just getting…

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According to the census results only 10% of people in Ireland have “No religion”.  No religion doesn’t really cover the multitude and variety of individuals behind that new statistic. I know because I am one of them. I have a hunch that the real figure is…

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    I don’t necessarily think of myself as an older person. But there you are, I am an older person. So when I was asked by Garter Lane Arts Centre to facilitate a photography workshop for older people as part of the Bealtaine Festival, I was curious.…
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