February 20th, 2013

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Kitsnaps: Ban an Appai

Ban an Appai
Ban an Appai
Ban an appai, the name of this boat, means something like “witchy woman,” as far as I can tell.

This was taken down somewhere in County Cork in the general area of where my friend Kate’s grandmother is buried (give or take ten square miles) She might remember more specifically where it is, but it’s a beautiful little town on an inlet, one of several we visited that day. I could very happily spend weeks, months, indeed, probably years, riding my bike around this country and finding places like this to stop and photograph.

I suspect that the magnificent soft focus in the background is a work of Photoshop rather than a work of my own photographic genius. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Croke Park Sunrise

Croke Park Sunrise
Croke Park Sunrise
This was the sunrise out the front window this morning. There’s a knack to sun photography that I haven’t got (due to utter lack of looking up how to do it followed by practice) but I thought this captured the colors pretty well. And I should probably save it for a later Kitsnaps kind of post, but I thought it was pretty enough to show you right now. :)

In other news, well, it’s 9am. I have no other news yet. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Recent Reads: Castle of Wizardry

Not, as it turns out, my favorite of the series, despite Ce’Nedra’s taking the helm in many ways. I remembered it more fondly. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with it, except it largely feels like a filler book: this is where Garion gets crowned and Ce’Nedra raises an army, and that’s sort of all that happens in this ‘un. It’s entertaining enough, with laugh out loud moments like all of them have, but not the strongest of the series. Looking forward to finishing ‘em up, though, because I /have/ been enjoying this re-read a great deal.

Then I’ll have to decide on something to re-read next, because I’m writing a book, and it’s too difficult to read new books while writing one. Rereads mean not wondering what happens next, so while I can enjoy them, I don’t get as commited. Mostly. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)