Posted on September 3, 2021
Well done to Amy, Tina et al for keeping the weekly photo challenge going when others like MB were wilting.
Keep Walking, is Amy’s photo challenge this week.
But if you do, MB wants to issue a stern warning to you all – BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU WALK!Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, C'est La Vie, Challenge, Dubai, Keep walking, nature, Travel
Posted on June 2, 2021
After almost eighteen months of desert dwelling, MB got to make the trek home.Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Animals, Blind, Blindness, Home, Home fires, Ireland, nature, Spring
Posted on January 5, 2020
Thanks to Ann-Christine for 2020’s first photo challenge – Special Spot Shots.
MB was back home for Christmas and spent an inevitable morning, camera in hand, at Lough Gur lake. Weather was nice. Beautiful morning.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Ireland, Lough Gur, nature, Shots, Special Spot, Travel
Posted on November 1, 2019
But who’s watching who?
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Birdwatching, nature, Swallows, Travel, Weekend
Posted on September 5, 2019
Go plant some flowers!
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Flowers, nature, Planting, Weekend
Posted on June 29, 2019
Thanks to Tina for this week’s serene challenge.
MB has chosen a shot of Lough Gur lake from his HX homeland.
Posted on June 16, 2019
Thanks to Ann Christine for her Trees photo challenge this week.
If it’s trees you want, then you should’ve all been hanging out with MB last week in the Matka River Canyon, near Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
They’ve got oodles of trees over there!
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, nature, North Macedonia, Skopje, Travel, trees
Posted on January 28, 2019
Thanks to AC for this week’s challenge.
As MB came around a bend in the road back in HX at Christmas, he met an unexpected sight:
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Ireland, nature, Rainbow, Travel, Unexpected
Posted on December 30, 2018
In 2011 the world voted for the new seven wonders of the natural world from amongst a list of 28 finalists. The Cliffs of Moher was the single Irish entry but it was not amongst the winners. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland, Liscannor, nature, Seascape, Travel
Posted on December 27, 2018
Some random shots from MB’s Chrismas trip to his homeland. More to follow:
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Ireland, Landscapes, nature, Travel
Posted on September 26, 2018
There’s a relatively little-visited hill next to the lake in MB’s HX homeland called Carraig Aile. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Carraig Aile, landscape, nature, Photography, Travel
Posted on April 20, 2018
The UN has designated Sunday next, 22 April 2018, as Mother Earth Day and the following is an extract from the related UN site:
International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.
MB shot this early morning photo on a Geneva Street (believe it or not!) in March 2017; showing nature against a beautifully intricate and eye-catching background of aircraft pollution.
A truly great shot MB. Thanks, ladies!
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Aircraft, Geneva, Mother Earth Day, nature, Pollution, UN
Posted on November 3, 2017
Sticking with the Alfred Hitchcock theme……………..
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Alfred, Birds, crows, Hitchcock, Ireland, nature, Travel
Posted on May 26, 2017
For all the thickos like MB out there who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘evanescent’ – it means: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. Ergo, a moment in time, sort of thingy!
MB was around the Lough Derg area of his homeland in recent days and captured a number of shots of the locality. The below, in particular, seems to capture a moment in time for the two individuals in question. A minute or so after taking the shot, the guy at the back of the boat gunned the engine into life and the boat purred off into the distance, the moment in time gone forever.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Evanescent, Ireland, Lake, Lakescape, landscape, Lough Derg, nature, postaday, Water, Weekly Photo Challenge
Posted on April 19, 2017
This week Cheri is asking for a scene that honours the outdoors.
Well, in Ireland we have tonnes and tonnes of nature, and tonnes of outdoors, all green and naturey. Is ‘naturey’ a word MB? Did anyone ask that question to James Joyce? MB replies. And quit with the inane questions lads. Pleezze.
Anyway, there is so much nature in Ireland, we can say that nature is second nature to the Irish. That’s clever MB. Yes, MB knows it is lads, now whisht up a while.
Yes indeed, the Irish are boggle eyed from all that emerald greenery. So to liven nature up a little, and prevent naturey over-familiarisation, the Irish are likely to throw in some music, at a whim, just to help nature out a little.
Here’s an example, from 21 June 2015, at the stone circle in MB’s HX homeland:
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Earth, Grange, Ireland, Irish, nature, postaday, stone circle, Weekly Photo Challenge
It's a mad HX world!