The Other Side of Clare (in photos)
Bog View, Clare
The bog is an area where people who own these fields cut turf for burning in the range (or stove) in winter to heat the house. Great depth giving a nice view on the distant hills and clouds. Autumn colours.
Snow Sunrise in the Hills of Clare
A really nice and colourful start of that January morning, the sun painting the sky and the hills pink and blue. Even the snow is just blue. In between are some of the typical orange street lights.
The Full Moon
Night time landscape photo with the full moon on an almost clear sky. With the front of the scene lit up, it looks a bit like a painting by René Magritte. It is a very quiet rural area near Cullaughn Lake.
Old Bridge Over the River Shannon, near Killaloe
This is another one of the old bridges crossing the River Shannon. This one has a sharp bend at the start. The view from here is great, the cables crossing are still a typical feature of the landscapes.
Misty Spring Morning in the Fields
This was taken just outside a Clare village on a misty spring morning. The cows don't mind, they just go about their business as usual. The brown patches of grasses are rushes. They are a sign of wet fields.
River Shannon Boat Docking at Killaloe
There are boats docking on the River Shannon Pier at Killaloe. These are mainly private boats but there are boats for hire available, too. There even is a big tourist boat for people to do a River Shannon trip, the "Killaloe River Cruises".
River Shannon in Killaloe, Co. Clare
Boats docking on the River Shannon in Killaloe. Killaloe is set in the middle of the hills which makes for a hilly walk around the very pretty town. As it is a major tourist spot, there are lots of restaurants and cafés and also two hotels. Beautiful area.
Irish Road with a Glimpse of Scenery
Another one of the typical roads in East Clare, this one with a glimpse of the surrounding area, like fields and meadows. And no, it is NOT great for bad boys (or girls) because of the thorns and the dogs. Also, everyone knows everyone in any area.