Monthly Archives: December 2022

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #230 – Last Chance 2022

So it is nearly Christmas and the last chance to show some of our 2022 images in LAPC. There are so many – but I thought I would keep to a wintery theme. I hope my American followers are not getting it too cold just now.

Abstract ice
Ice crystals on grass
Frosted hogweed
Blackbird – keen to hang out close to bird feeder

And finally I would like to wish you all a very Happy and Safe Festive Season. Thank you for continuing to follow. It really is a joy to have you along.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #227 – Home Sweet Home

Too many places to choose from this week as Tina asks us where would we bring a visitor to our country? I have to narrow it down to our County – County Mayo, west of Ireland.

Firstly it would be our wild Atlantic coast. Always amazing no matter what time of year you visit.

Lacken Bay

So many beautiful spots to spend a day exploring.


The Mullet peninsula, where I spent much of this summer working, has lots of beautiful coast, but also stunning flora rich machair grassland, buzzing with insects.

Machair grassland

Go a little bit inland and you can explore lakes and peatlands.

Lakes, peatlands and native woodland

The woods are small, but perfect places for early spring or autumn strolls.

Clydagh Bridge forest

And just one more – the Great Western Greenway, 44 km of old railway track that you can cycle or walk free of traffic. Perfect any time of year.


Many thanks to Tina for letting us apprecate a bit of home sweet home.