MB was looking through his photo albums of the last twelve months. Lots of dodgy shots for sure, and one or two decent ones. One of MB’s favourite set of pics was taken on the morning of the Summer Solstice on 21 June at Lough Gur lake (pronounced ‘Lock Gur’ back home) at MB’s HX homeland. Having been at the nearby Grange Stone Circle to catch the solstice sunrise since about 5am, and having well & truly shot that occasion to death, MB headed over to the lake front only five minutes drive away, where a bunch of charity cyclists from Limerick city had earlier arrived, having left the city in the early morning darkness.
On arrival at the lake shore MB was momentarily stunned. Looking out towards the water it seemed to MB as if the whole world was visible upside down. Or downside up. And both looked the exact same. The windless sky, with only a smattering of small white clouds to put a little patchwork on the blue blanket, combined with the perfectly still lake surface to provide a glasslike mirror from the Gods. MB raised his camera to his eye. Click, click, click. And a few more.
So happy Christmas to all HX blog followers from MB, and especially to those who left comments. Much appreciated.
MB will be traveling back to the HX home in the coming days when he will depart the desert sands. Looking forward to it immensely, and if the winter scenes are nearly as good as the Summer ones then there will be lots more click, click, click!
Regards to all from MB. Stay safe. See you all in 2015. Chat then.
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Looking at these in August 2015, on yr bday actually.
Stunning; these pix.
Thanks CBT. Forget the pics. Wondering how you know it’s my bday?!
Actually just worked it out. Did not previously recognise who you were! You seem to be lucking about under many disguises!
These are just fabulous! Lucky you to arruve on such a morning! Happy Christmas!
Thank you TSV. And if you remember, I actually invited you but you never showed! Happy Christmas to you and yours. We have another occasion at the Grange Stone Circle on Winter Solstice – 21 Dec at 4pm. If you get the urge…..! As ever, I will be the one with the camera. You are hereby (again) invited. Say hello if you make it.
Aw thanks for invite. Am in another hemisphere at the moment, but look forward to your pictures!
OK. Your loss Missus. Will post some pics to have you drooling over in that other hemisphere! Regards. MB