Lovely

Aunt Judy

Photo Friday Theme – Portrait by Kim O’Neill

A beautiful moment of my Aunt Judy with her grandson

celebrating her 50th anniversary to my dad’s brother, my Uncle Elmer.

A very special day!

It’s in the details

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Photo Friday Theme- Black and White by Kim O’Neill

This photo was taken on a recent trip to Ireland where John and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We were exploring the seaside town of Kinsale with it’s quaint streets and I noticed this detail in one of the windows.

Kinsale has an abundance of lovely, artsy shoppes and excellent restaurants. My favorite meal of our trip was at a restaurant named Fishy Fishy. The salmon was the best I have ever tasted and the mussel appetizer was so sweet, I’ve now become a fan! Brilliant!

Kinsale by Derek Mahon

The kind of rain we knew is a thing of the past –
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say,
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like race-horses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no-one.

 

 

Sitting on the dock of Champlain

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Photo Friday Theme – Sunlight by Kim O’Neill

After dropping Megan at her summer job at Camp Kiniya, John and I headed over to Burlington on Lake Champlain. It was a great to hang out on the dock and watch the sun set over the lake. Every once in awhile you your camera picks up a beautiful ray of sunlight and this was one of those moments.

Greener Pastures

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Photo Friday Theme – Green by Kim O’Neill

This photo was taken on the west coast of Ireland in the area of Slieve League. Incredible shoreline and breathtaking cliffs made it a sight now to be missed (except for the other half of our group learning “Gaelic Football”) We even had the true movie experience where the bus had to wait for sheep to cross the road!

This was such a memorable trip. Today we leave again for Ireland… minus the bus and 60+.  This time it’s a party of four driving ourselves into a new adventure.

Sláinte

PS: Wishing the Maureen/Caitlin’s girls from our last trip much success in Montreal for the 2014 Irish Dance Championships!

Simplicity is Beauty

Summerland Sunset

Theme – Simplicity by Kim O’Neill

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating;

to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter. . .

to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring

– these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
–  John Burroughs

Sky Canvas, Summerland Key

Along the Boardwalk

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Photo Friday Theme – Perspective by Kim

After a morning flight, I picked up my rental car and headed straight for the beach. A beautiful morning stroll on Hollywood Beach gave me the right perspective for my adventures ahead and fun perspective through the windows along the beach.

Reel Dancing

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Photo Friday Theme – Movement by Kim

This photo for the theme movement I pulled out of the irish dancing archives at an event before a Florida Panther’s game. I used to love to photograph irish dance. I worked out the timing on all of the dances and knew when to catch those incredible leaps the girls achieve in their reels and jigs!

My daughter Caitlin no longer dances, but I look back at the times with our friends and the beautiful dance as some of my favorites.

PS: Happy Birthday Caitlin!

Early Morning

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Photo Friday Theme – Early Morning

My favorite time is to be the first up in the morning, put on the coffee and walk outside with my camera.

Those peaceful moments of Gods beauty in nature as a new day dawns, inspire me and a perfect place for photography.

Kim

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillippians 4:6-7