Month: November 2020

Finding Inspiration

Sometimes you just need to dive in to get yourself motivated, to make a start and hope that once the wheels have started to turn then creativity will flow.
For years, I have admired the artwork of Edouard Cortez so this week I shall be attempting to give my photographs a feel of his work. As it has been raining this past couple of evenings I have been out looking for suitable scenes to work on. Here is my first venture into Cortez’s beautiful style.

As the evenings are drawing in I hope to catch the shops still open with, hopefully, more people on the streets. Couple that with rain or very recent rainfall and I’ll be out with my camera capturing the rich reflections of the lights from the shop windows reflecting on the wet floor.


Samhradh Samhradh

Samhradh, samhradh, bainne na ngamhna,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.
Samhradh buí na nóinín glégeal,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Thugamar linn é ón gcoill chraobhaigh,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.
Samhradh buí ó luí na gréine,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Bábóg na Bealtaine, maighdean an tSamhraidh,
Suas gach cnoc is síos gach gleann,
Cailíní maiseacha bán-gheala glégeal,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Cuileann is coll is trom is caorthann
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.
An fuinseog ghléigeal bhéil an Átha
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Samhradh, samhradh, bainne na ngamhna,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.
Samhradh buí na nóinín glégeal,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Bábóg na Bealtaine, maighdean an tSamhraidh,
Suas gach cnoc is síos gach gleann,
Cailíní maiseacha bán-gheala glégeal,
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn.

Samhradh, samhradh
Samhradh, samhradh
Is cé bhainfeadh dínn é?
Samhradh, samhradh
Is cé bhainfeadh dínn é?
Is cé bhainfeadh dínn é?

Ó lui na gréine

Summer, Summer, milk of the calves,
We have brought the Summer in.
Yellow summer of clear bright daisies,
We have brought the Summer in.

We brought it in from the leafy woods,
We have brought the Summer in.
Yellow Summer from the time of the sunset,
We have brought the Summer in.

Mayday doll, maiden of Summer
Up every hill and down every glen,
Beautiful girls, radiant and shining,
We have brought the Summer in.

Holly and hazel and elder and rowan,
We have brought the Summer in.
And bright ash-tree at the mouth of the Ford,
We have brought the Summer in.

Summer, Summer, milk of the calves,
We have brought the Summer in.
Yellow summer of clear bright daisies,
We have brought the Summer in.

Mayday doll, maiden of Summer
Up every hill and down every glen,
Beautiful girls, radiant and shining,
We have brought the Summer in.

Summer, summer
Summer, summer
And who’d take it from us?
Summer, summer
And who’d take it from us?
And who’d take it from us?

From the setting of the sun