Monday, 30 April 2018

THROUGH MY LENS

 Recently a friend took me to see the International artist Keith Drury at his Gallery in Crossgar, Co Down and these are a few of this works.  They are vibrant and fascinating and you could sit and see many different things within the paintings.  I am linking this post with THROUGH MY LENS.




Having a medical background myself, I was particularly interesting in an exciting new research programme he is involved with Queen’s University Belfast. Using Keith’s artworks and virtual reality scenes, the project aims to help children on the Autistic Spectrum overcome their anxiety when faced with unpredictable situations. This innovative project will create a game-based activity in a virtual environment to help ASD children to learn coping mechanisms in order to counteract stress. 



 The VR programme will create strategies to enable autistic children to replace anxiety with a feeling of empowerment that could potentially be transferred to real-life situations. As this special Keith Drury Art programme develops, it is hoped schools, charitable organisations and hospitals will benefit from this unique way of overcoming a range of disabilities, phobias and other healthcare issues.



You can learn more about Keith Drury’s from his web site - https://www.keithdruryart.com/


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

SUNDAY THOUGHT

Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Matthew 13: 8 & 23



Photographed at Bangor Walled Garden.
April 2018

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

These are my photographs I took at Oxford Island recently when I had my Bird Group there.  There were Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 
Tufted Duck and Common Pachard.
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Friday, 27 April 2018

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS and THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP

Time for Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup.  This week we have the letter Q, Favourite and Quiet and we are starting off our walk looking at my FAVOURITE image and REFECTION shot of these two boats in Bangor Marine.


As you can sign from the sign, we are at QUEENS Parade and QUAY Street where you can see the car Park and one of the promenades.  When I was a little girl this wall was the sea boundary however they decided to build a Marina and so we no longer have a beach there or a Punch and Judy show for children.  Opposite this wall is QUEENS Methodist Church







We will walk around to the Pickle area where we will have to QUEUE if we want to board this train.




We will walk back through the town not finding many ‘Q’ letters and go into the QUIET of the Library where in this corner I sat for a while reading the local paper and watched these 2 girls working very QUIETLY at their computers.




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Thursday, 26 April 2018

GOOD FENCES

Last week I took my Bird Group to Oxford Island which is on the shores of Lough Neagh.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sprng at Oxford Island

Last week I took my Bird Group to Oxford Island and I do believe spring is on its way.  This is Horse Chestnut bursting forth, a carpet of Wood Anemones and some unusual Fungi in this tree.




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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

WILD BIRD WEDNEDAY

Last week I took my Bird Group to Oxford Island but Danny was also there the day before that and took these photographs of 
Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe.
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Monday, 23 April 2018

THROUGH MY LENS

Last week I took my Bird Group to Oxford Island but Danny was also there the day before that and took these photographs of Coot, Tufted duck and Common Pochard.  Tomorrow I will show you the Grebes he photographed.
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Sunday, 22 April 2018

SUNDAY THOUGHT

Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.

Genesis 9:14 & 15

Photographed in Ward Park, Bangor.
March 2018

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Saturday, 21 April 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

These are images taken at Bangor pier near sunset and are Grey seals.
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Friday, 20 April 2018

THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

Time for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections and this week the letter is P and Purple. Although we are going for a walk today we are going to have coffee with my friends Sue first in this cafĂ© with with PRETTY PURPLE gingham tableclothes and PURPLE seats. Through the PICTURE window, you can see the PAVEMENT and beyond that the PLEASANT sea scene in Ballywalter. 





Looking around you can seeing lots of PINK decorations, the PEDALS on the  bicycle, PLENTY of cakes to choose from and PRETTY PINK cake stands.




There was also a shop and here I found POMEGRANATE candles, PICCALILLI, a PICTURE  made with PEBBLES and another with a PIG in it.  On the wail hangings I saw the words, POOR and PENNY, then a older type PHONE and PLENTY of variety in the menu were you can have PANNINIS with PINEAPPLE or a PLOUGHMAN'S lunch.  Of course salt and PEPPER if you needed them and a PAPER with a PULLOUT of PUZZLES.














Downstairs there was a charity shop where I found PEARLS, PENS, PURPLE flip flops, dress, shoes ad bangle displayed in the window.  However before leaving the shop I managed to get a REFLECTION shot with a PICTURE with a PURPLE background but  we must get  out  for our walk now.





 

Followed the P sign and PARKED my car and saw this PAIR of Herring Gulls and the PIER in the distance.  In the opposite direction was the PROMENADE when there was PLENTY of seaweed with PIED Wagtails and Rooks PECKING in it for food as well as a Meadow PIPIT and at the end this PROHIBITED sign.










I then walked towards the PIER and saw this PIRATE ship and PICNIC tables and as it was very cold and blowing a lot I sat in my car and with great PLEASURE watched this man wind surfing and read my book featuring Hercule POIROT, the Belgium detective.






And so homeward bounds, PAST the War Memorial where I saw these POPPIES and watched the PALM trees being blown about in the wind.


Certainly in today’s POST you have had PLENTY to look at and it was a PLEASURE to have your company.

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