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JOURNAL 2008

venus

Impressions at sunrise

Finding the inner muse

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WINTER 2008

Postcards from the Connemara

Index 2008

An eclipse in Ireland

Roundstone

The connemara

A pilgrimage to Clonfert

Collecting sea glass

Brigid's well

Finding Mag Mell

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WINTER 2008
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COLLECTING SEA GLASS

Inishbofin

Beach at Inishbofin. 2008. Historians estimate that the island has had human inhabitants as far back as 8000 BC. It is a breeding area for the Corncrake, a rare and threatened bird species.

Portrait. 2008.

I spent a day on Inishbofin this week, traveling there by ferry from the dock at Cleggan. Inishbofin or Inis Bo Finne means "Island of the White Cow" which links the island to Boann, a member of the Celtic pantheon, the Tuatha Dé Danann. Boann is a fertility goddess associated with the River Boyne.

The day was absolute perfection, made even more wonderful by the unrelenting rain and storms of the past two weeks. I spent several hours exploring the island on foot -- had a long conversation with a woman who was sitting on the stone wall in front of her cottage, came upon a large sapphire watered lake filled with swans, collected sea glass on a small rock beach.

 

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