Evening Snow in St. Mary’s

Tom has been taking lots of photos of the snow, but this may be his best this week. It’s St. Mary’s Graveyard taken last evening from the top looking down towards the road. There’s something lovely about the connection between the graveyard, and the life across the road with smoke and lights, and evening colours. But the first thing we noticed in the photo was that the paving was distinctly similar to the outline of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Whatever you think, it is a magical photo. See more of his photos at his TMC Photography website.Below are some more of Tom‘s photos from this week:   [read more …] “Evening Snow in St. Mary’s”

The snow loves Ballydaly – it’s still hanging around !!!

Enough is enough! Please go away snow and let us get back to some sort of normality. Most other places are long clear of the snow, but lots of people around still have frozen pipes and numerous other problems because of the snow. – photos by Geraldine Dennehy

Clara and the Bealach from Ballydaly this morning Tuesday 6th March

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Eily’s Report – 6th March

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde, and welcome to my weekly report.

Well there is only one thing to talk about, and that’s the snow.

It brought our worlds to a standstill for a couple of days, and maybe that was not a bad thing. For a short time we were able, or were forced, to look at life from another angle and what emerged was nothing short of amazing. People became people again and not beings who fled off into their own world every day, with not a moment to greet or get to know who lives next door or down the road. The heavy snow brought them out of their cocoons to realise that those living in these places had names and were up for building a snowman and indeed some advanced snow art. Those who put their creations on social media spread the joy to the whole world.

Every slope became a piste with young and old sliding down in gay(fun) abandon. Outside of that people looked after one another  in so many lovely ways. I could go on and on but the bottom line  is  now that  the world is becoming snowless again  the friendships that were born of the blizzards will not melt away.

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