Sacked Out, Painting

April 30, 2016 - My latest painting, "Sacked Out," will be on display at Inspire Art Gallery, 221 S 6th St, Springfield, IL from May 6 -...
Read the Full Post »

Leenane and Killary Harbor, County Mayo, Ireland

April 29, 2016 - Leenane is a picturesque town where the 1990 film, “The Field” was made starring Irish star Richard Harris. It sits at t...
Read the Full Post »

Aasleagh Falls, County Mayo, Ireland

April 28, 2016 - There is a pretty little waterfall at the end of Killary Harbor, called Aasleagh Falls. To see my best pictures of Irela...
Read the Full Post »

Doo Lough Valley, County Mayo, Ireland

April 27, 2016 - The Great Famine in the 1840s hit County Mayo particularly hard. Starvation and emigration emptied it then and the count...
Read the Full Post »

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland

April 26, 2016 - Croagh Patrick is a 2,570 ft (764 m) mountain in County Mayo. It was a site of pagan worship starting in 3000 BC. To san...
Read the Full Post »

Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland

April 25, 2016 - We stopped for lunch in Westport, a little resort town nestled on the shores of Clew Bay. It was once a major port with...
Read the Full Post »

Gorse bushes, Ireland

April 22, 2016 - We were there in the spring and the gorse was in full bloom! I loved the showy yellow flowers! Beautiful! To see my best...
Read the Full Post »

Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery, County Sligo, Ireland

April 21, 2016 - The really frustrating thing about Ireland is the lack of directional signs. Carrowkeel is one of four major Neolithic p...
Read the Full Post »

Hargadon Brothers Pub, Sligo, Ireland

April 20, 2016 - We had dinner at the legendary Hargadon Brothers Pub – beautiful dark-wood walls, mahogany counters, stone floors, color...
Read the Full Post »

Sligo, Ireland

April 19, 2016 - Sligo is a thriving farm town surrounded on three sides by mountains, the most famous are Benbulben and Knocknarea. The...
Read the Full Post »

Parkes Castle, County Leitrim, Ireland

April 18, 2016 - Parkes Castle is a fortified manor home built by Robert Parke in 1610. The Parkes, an English family, gained possession...
Read the Full Post »

Glencar Falls, County Sligo, Ireland

April 15, 2016 - Glencar Falls evoked yet another Yeats poem. The Stolen Child by W.B Yeats WHERE dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth...
Read the Full Post »

Ben Bulben, County Sligo, Ireland

April 14, 2016 - When I saw Ben Bulben, I thought of was the poem by W.B. Yeats. For those who don’t know it, here it is: Under Ben Bulb...
Read the Full Post »

Innisfree and Lough Gill, County Sligo, Ireland

April 13, 2016 - When I stood on Dooney Rock looking out at Lough Gill, all I could think of was the poem by W.B. Yeats. For those who do...
Read the Full Post »

Listoghil, Carrowmore Cemetery, County Sligo, Ireland

April 12, 2016 - Listoghil is the large central tomb at the highest point in the center of Carrowmore, the largest cemetery of megalithic...
Read the Full Post »

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, County Sligo, Ireland

April 11, 2016 - Carrowmore is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and one of the great sacred landscapes of the ancient...
Read the Full Post »

Knocknarea, County Sligo, Ireland

April 08, 2016 - Knocknarea is a large hill, 1014 ft (327 m) tall, near the town of Sligo. A huge unexcavated Neolithic passage tomb that...
Read the Full Post »

Slieve League, County Donegal, Ireland

April 07, 2016 - Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) is a mountain that drops precipitously into the Atlantic Ocean. At 1,972 ft (601 m) high, th...
Read the Full Post »

Glengesh Pass, County Donegal, Ireland

April 06, 2016 - Glengesh Pass is traversed by a narrow, winding road that rises 886 ft (270 m). It is very beautiful but isolated. We di...
Read the Full Post »

Ardara, County Donegal, Ireland

April 05, 2016 - Ardara (Ard an Ratha) is a very charming little town! It is the weaving capital of Donegal and is renowned for its wool...
Read the Full Post »

Famine Cottage, County Donegal, Ireland

April 04, 2016 - Famine Cottages dot the Irish countryside. These are stone cottages that were abandoned during the Great Famine from 184...
Read the Full Post »

Sheep, Ireland

April 01, 2016 - Someone told us there are more sheep in Ireland than people. I’m not completely sure they were joking! J There are sheep...
Read the Full Post »