The Sunday Post – Lady of the Forest

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Its not often that I get a chance to post at the weekends, three kids can keep life quite hectic and with some recent drama on a personal level it gets even harder. But this weekend we have stayed up in Dublin to mind two of my nieces, so after a nice long walk to the shops all five kids are in an almost blissful state of calm watching the TV. so I have some spare time to catch up here.

Today’s image was taken on a recent nature walk around the hidden Priory gardens in Tallaght. Its just a simple religious statue set amongst the trees, but I have always found these statues to possessΒ a certain ethereal quality. And given its peaceful surroundings which only added to the mood.

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On a separate note, I got a reminder from WordPress this morning to congratulate me on the 4 year anniversary of my blog. Who would have guessed when I started, knowing little about blogging and photography, I would still be at it four years later? Certainly not me. So after four years and 502 posts, I have to admit, time has flown and it has been such an unbelievable journey so far. I’m nowhere near reaching my goals and am looking forward to seeing where the next four years will take me. My first post as luck would have it was actually a sculpture of the legendary hero Fionn McCumhaill which you can see HERE. Not my best work, but thankfully I have improved somewhat since then. Thank you to each and everyone of you that have helped, advised encouraged and supported me over the past four years. It has been a blast.

On a final note, there will be two Capturing History Challenges this week. Wednesday will see the 10th installment of the weekly Challenge. Followed on Saturday by a rather special, SPOOKTACULAR edition for Samhain/Halloween, with some really good entries in already it is lookingΒ to be a great collection so far. If you would like to join in in either or both challenges, its not to late. To find out more click on the link below, and get those imaged in to be included.

Capturing History Challenge

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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48 Responses to The Sunday Post – Lady of the Forest

  1. Darlene says:

    I love the lady of the forest. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I sent you something for the Capturing History challenge.

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  2. Congratulations on your four year anniversary with WordPress!


  3. beetleypete says:

    Well done on your four years, Ed. I am almost a year behind you, but still enjoying all of it very much.
    Your articles have gone from strength to strength, educating us about Irish legends, Irish history, and showing us all the great old buildings and monuments too. The photos continue to delight, with their other-worldly feel that has become your personal trademark.
    Keep going mate, you are getting it spot-on.
    Best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.

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  4. love the forest lady and congratulations on 4 years Ed!!!

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  5. Gorgeous image. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  6. Ali Isaac says:

    Congratulations, Ed. Thats nice to get a little message like that from WP. Heres to many many more blogging years!

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  7. Congratulations on your four years Ed. May you have many more years ahead of you.

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  8. Great image! I agree, the statues of Our Lady have a transcendent quality. If you alllow yourself to linger for just a few extra seconds, you can sense something beyond the material. I believe you sense this, Ed, with your ruins as well. Congratulations on your four years! That’s a true accomplishment. I really enjoy your blog!

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  9. Congrats on the anniversary, Ed! And kudos on the shot. I’ve often found statuary drawing my eye and making my shutter finger twitch. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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  10. roberthorvat says:

    Congrats on 4 years of blogging!

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  11. Congratulations Ed, now the next 4 years πŸ˜€

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  12. Look at how much you have expanded and grown in 4 years! Just goes to show how we never know where things will go when first we even dare to follow our passions! Congrats on 4 years!

    403,284 stars out of 5!

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  13. tech189 says:

    Congratulations on 4 years, reminds me that I have been around for 2~3 years and got nowhere near where you got! πŸ˜€

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  14. Sue says:

    Congrats on the 4 years, Ed! And love that Lady of the Woods

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  15. socialbridge says:

    Well done on your 4 years. Time very well spent and a blog to be incredibly proud of.

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  16. Wow!
    Fantastic achievement Ed!
    Well done!

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  17. Congratulations. I love your photos.

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  18. jazzfeathers says:

    That’s really a beautiful picture.
    And I know I’m shamefully late, but congratulation on the blogoversary. Blooging is such a beautiful adventure, don’t you think? And full of surprises πŸ™‚


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