Driving into History, and towards Ducketts Grove.

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In the car yesterday, on the way to the second year of the wonderful History Festival of Ireland.   The Festival itself was super, and I’ll post about that directly in the next few days.  But even the trip down, through the landscapes of county Kildare and county Carlow, was a treat too, with mad mix of sun and showers, the ever-changing light, and skies like some cloud-study water colour by John Constable.    I thought you might like to see.  I even just decided now to temporarily change the Theme I use here on the blog, in the hope of displaying these little snaps to better effect.    Oh, if you are still on the home or archive page, don’t forget to click on the title of the post itself, to see it properly & maximise the page & pics.   Anyway, I hope you all enjoy.    Until next time.  -Arran.

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Below, arrival.  Our destination, the extraordinary Ducketts Grove, home to this year’s  History Festival of Ireland.  All photographs by Arran Henderson, if you use please provide a credit,  & a link / hyperlink back to this site. Thank you.

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8 thoughts on “Driving into History, and towards Ducketts Grove.

    1. Thank you very much Jane, always appreciate your visits. Read a couple of your older posts recently, on reviewing, and another on book covers, which I really enjoyed. Thought some of the comments too, from other authors on covers were very funny, including the writer/reader who said – if I recall it right- that she was a sucker for any cover with a woman in a dress in a dark gloomy forest (or something like that) Anyway, made me smile. Thanks as always for visiting. I am almost too ashamed to admit, my knowledge of flora is so poor: I don’t know what Colza is! 😦 (last picture? ) (Foreground or background?) yrs- Arran.

  1. What a beautiful drama! And I really like this new theme, Arran (I’m always saying that, am I not) – I think it brings out your photographs nicely. Speaking of which – any news on your secret film? 🙂
    Oh, and by the way – I bloody love colza lol, it heralds the start of spring and always makes for some super shots!

    1. hey thanks a million.. And yes, i really like this new theme too. Thinking of sticking with it. I might even change my other new blog, the Dublin Decoded blog I mean, over to this theme as well. Especially because the lovely but silly theme I’m using over there doesn’t even support or accomodate a simple “Subscribe” button, (!) which is ridiculous. But sorry,m that was a digression, delighted you enjoyed this piece, and I’ll take your advice too and stick with tis theme as well. Thanks very, very much for commenting. Very nice to get that. -Arran.

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