The happy leaves of Galway


Leaf no.1 photographed on 25 June 2008.


Leaf no.2 photographed on 25 May 2010.


It makes me wonder what they’re putting in the soil around here.

16 Responses to The happy leaves of Galway

  1. Ooh I want some of what they had Stan!

    BTW I have a post that shows how useful Gaelic can be when not in Ireland

  2. Simone says:

    it won’t be the weather for sure! That said, it’s been nice the last couple of days :)

  3. Stan says:

    Jams: I don’t blame you! (And thanks for alerting me to your bilingual story.)

    Simone: Welcome! Yes, we’ve been lucky. The rapid rain–sun cycle is probably very beneficial to the local flora. If only there were more of it…

  4. MM says:

    These need to go to the Faces in Places blog!

  5. Stan says:

    Good idea, MM! I have a large folder of accidental faces in all sorts of places. I’ll keep that blog in mind when (or if) I get started on Flickr.

  6. ALiCe__M says:

    Oui, you must get started on Flickr, it’s the best place for stocking, commenting, filing, tagging and enjoying photographs(yours and people’s from all over the world).

  7. Stan says:

    Thanks Alice, I’ll try to move Flickr off the To-do list and onto the Doing list.

  8. wisewebwoman says:

    Oh the wee leafy faces
    In the Galway Races
    Leave their traces
    In the oddest places.


  9. Claudia says:

    Do you think they’re laughing at us while they’re dancing with the breeze?

  10. Sean Jeating says:

    And when the stones are swimming, the leaves will sink.

    … Well, that was off topic. Thus: Great pics, Stan.

  11. Yvonne says:

    Just as winsome as the darling buds of May.

    I’ve got as far as having a Flickr account but have done nothing with it. You should have one Stan if you have loads of photos just lying around unsung. Still, I find Flickr’s settings a bit bothersome.

  12. Sean Jeating says:

    Hm, why would I innerly nod when reading Yvonne’s last sentence?
    ‘Last sentence’?
    It’s of course the decision of ‘Sentence First’.

  13. absurdoldbird says:

    I imagine a crowd of ants with saws, hammers and chisels all hiding behind that blade of grass on the far right (do you the the one I mean?) and waiting for you to stand still so that they can make a smiley face in the sole/s of your shoe/s.

  14. Stan says:

    WWW: It’s true, they do — well spotted, you!

    Claudia: I’d like to think it’s a benign amusement at our endless folly.

    Sean: “When the stones are swimming, the leaves will sink” is like a Zen koan. Whatever its source (Seanhenge?), I like it.

    Yvonne: I’m at the same stage: account registered and left idle. I haven’t looked closely at Flickr’s settings yet. Another option is to start a dedicated photo blog.

    absurdoldbird: I wouldn’t put it past them, and indeed there are ants living close to where the second photo was taken.

  15. blackwatertown says:

    Surely those leaves must be the inspiration for a new children’s TV show.

    Btw – I agree with the flickr fans – it’s a handy way to go for pics.

  16. Stan says:

    blackwatertown: They could be — the possibilities are endless. Every season a new happy leaf.

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