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Catherine Drea (Foxglove Lane Studio)
Artist, Contemplative Photographer and Blogger. Winner of Best Photography Blog in Ireland 2013 and 2014. Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016. Facilitator in Framework
Artist, Contemplative Photographer and Blogger. Winner of Best Photography Blog in Ireland 2013 and 2014. Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016. Facilitator in Framework
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    I wonder at times why we don’t get up and out for every dawn. When you are camping or sleeping in a tiny VW van at western the edge of Ireland, every sound tells you, the day is here! Get out of bed now! It starts with crows flying from their roost…
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    You couldn’t be looking out into Blacksod Bay and fail to think of Rescue 116. The helicopter went down here last year, 2017, while on a mission in bad weather conditions. All four crew were lost. You can see Blackrock Island where the incident…
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  I’ve taken a break from this blog for a staycation; interwoven with salt water, forest bathing and butterfly spotting. It was hot in Ireland. I often sat under an umbrella, unable to put even one toe onto the baking sand. All the windows and doors had…
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    Post-heroic stories aren’t focused on individual glory; they’re focused on community. On diversity. It’s not about slaying the dragon, but about harnessing his special skills – making him part of the team. It’s about understanding, and valuing, the…
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  While Angela Merkel has brought Ireland nothing but ongoing austerity, she is coming to the fore as the real leader of Europe. As we all watch Donald Trump lurch from one embarrassment to another Angela plays things in a calm and low key way. She’s very…
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  Now that they have fledged I’m missing the three families of nesters outside my window. Luckily, over breakfast, we managed to catch the goldfinches fly the nest. I’ve never had the time before to sit and watch the whole process. Over weeks they became…
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  Living as a rural artist is challenging. Out here in County Waterford, we have to make our own fun as they used to say. We make everything up from scratch. Since leaving Framework the organisation I co-founded in 1994, I have had to review living out…
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  O I could gush! Spring has arrived and underfoot things are hotting up. Although these wild couple of acres give fantastic cover to all sorts of small animals, every field outside of these boundaries is now preserved for a local a gun club. The guns are…
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    And everything is slower here. I have to keep reminding myself. This ice will melt. The evenings will lighten. The soil will warm. Spring will come again. And the slower it is, the closer it binds time to me. Binding it tight. Hundreds of seconds and…
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      Q. How many Irish Mammies does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Sure don’t mind me I’ll be grand in the dark.   Irish joke   So the snow eventually thawed, although for days it was banked up on both sides of the escape route. I didn’t venture down…
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