Wild Orchid

Posted by Tim on 5 October 2015 - 7:37am

Many people from N America have a difficult time with our address because it doesn't conform to anything they have ever had to relate to - which is exactly how it was for us as well.  Our actual address is:  Wild Orchid, Clonleigh, Kinsale, Co. Cork P17 FK59.

Correct!  There is no street name or house number, just a house name and a general area!  You won't find it on a map or in your Sat Nav (GPS). The digits at the end are the brand new Ireland zip code equivalent, and have only been in use for a few months now.

Anyway, Wild Orchid just got a new coat of paint by our landlord, Conor, who has just returned to live full time back in Ireland.  He has been in the Boston area for many years.  He sold his house and is now living about 90 minutes away in another home he owns.  Conor is a brilliant landlord and a painter by trade.  Here is what Wild Orchid looks like with a fresh paint job!

Wild Orchid 

1:00am to 4:00am Eclipse!

Posted by Tim on 30 September 2015 - 6:04pm

Started shooting at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning just down the road from the house - we had an incredibly clear night here in Kinsale on 27th/28th September.  Setup on a tripod and a 200mm lens (you really need a 400mm or longer to do this sort of thing right) and tried to catch the total lunar eclipe - here's what I ended up with:

eclipse 1

eclipse 2 

eclipse 3 

eclipse 4 

At a Good Friend's Wedding

Posted by Tim on 24 September 2015 - 7:13am


On Saturday we were at Kate & Paddy's wedding in Dublin!  This photo is not of either Kate or Paddy, but it is me (Tim), Kathy and Lori - another good friend!  Weddings are wonderful celebrations here in Ireland that go into the wee hours of the morning for many!  In our case, we had to leave at 9:30pm as we had a 4 hour drive to get back home that night.  Since we set up for church on Sunday morning, we couldn't be gone overnight this time! 

Road Trip

Posted by Tim on 7 September 2015 - 12:47pm

Kathy & Grands

Last week Kathy and I flew to the states!  We needed to see 3 of the grans along with their parents, Matt & Christie, in Louisville, KY.  There were some details we needed to attend to and it had been over a year since our last visit with Isaiah, Lillie and Riece.

Kathy went from Louisville on to San Jose, CA to help daughter Sarah with her wedding plans and other details.  It appears she has now said 'Yes to the Dress'!  I was back in Ireland on Thursday and Kathy will return on the 16th! 

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