Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pixar takes on ancient Scotland

I have mixed feeling about this lol. But having Kevin McKidd (yum!!) narrate the trailer did pique my interest. What do you guys think?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

About A Bull

About a Bull is a webcomic adaptation of the Táin Bó Cuailnge and updates a chapter at a time, roughly once every six weeks. Drawn by MK Reed:

I have to say, it's making me chuckle lol.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lá Lúnasa is fast approaching

And so my thoughts are turning towards the harvest season ... corn is growing tall in the fields of our local farmers and we've already harvested about a cup of blackberries from my grandfather's brambles but sadly the kiddies ate them before I could get a taste. Our tomato plants are finally beginning to yield fruit and though the persimmon tree (see the photo in last post) won't be ready to harvest until early autumn, fruit is steadily growing on its branches. And not to mention all the flowers in the garden, particularly the zinnias. As soon as the heat allows, I'm going to check our wild blackberries, cherries and bilberries to see how their progress is coming along. This was our first year trying strawberries but the deer are eating most (though they are turning out rather weensy anyways)...

Aside from how the garden is progressing and all the rain we've been blessed with, I've been spending lots of time with family (Fourth of July was great, despite some drama from a certain family member who looks for every opportunity to blow things out of proportion), working and writing. One book is in second draft stage with the betas and another is the entering planning/research stage. I also submitted a 12-photo digital portfolio to Written River: A Journal of Ecopoetics and I'm pondering on sending in a few poems. So overall, things are oddly quiet and busy all at the same time.

And thus I leave you with a photo I took of the absolutely stunning sunset we had here on June 9th. Moments like these almost make me forget about the humidity ... almost ;) How's summer treating everyone else?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lament by Damian Byrne

Directed and produced by Damian Byrne. Lament is the winner of ReelshowInt Online March 2011 Film Competition.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ulster Institutional Repository

Was doing some research on Airne Fíngein and came across this website. Some of articles are available for download so I thought I'd share the find: