Another Kind of Sunset

Tower Hill, Porlaw, Co. Waterford
Tower Hill, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Today was one of those golden mother and son days. He wanted to go running up in the woods near Portlaw village and the Curraghmore Estate of Lord Waterford.

As he disappeared into the haze, the setting sun played with  the undergrowth keeping my heart warm until he came jogging back with that glowing smile that has mattered so much to me for twenty years now.

Golden Hues

Sun Isn’t Gone ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 302

Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection
Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection

One of the wonderful aspects of running this Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection here on Social Bridge is the way it keeps opening doors into other people’s minds, imaginations and talents.

Today’s contribution is from Clare Scott, a fellow blogger from Tramore. We first met online ages ago and eventually in person one sunny day at Garrarus beach early one morning during the heatwave this summer.

I had long been an admirer of Clare’s artistic talent and was delighted when she sent me a ‘doodle,’ as she describes it!  (Oh to be able to doodle like this!). To see more of Clare’s gorgeous work, take a look at her blog:

In her email, she writes of  colour and light:

Here’s a doodle …  It is  my kitchen at sunset. The contrasting colours and textures really caught my eye and the golden light of an autumn sunset, always more  appreciated when the days become shorter, is a reminder that sun isn’t
gone… not totally and of course we still have the tiny suns of the clementines that shops start selling in boxes at this time of year…

Kitchen at Sunset Painting: Clare Scott
Kitchen at Sunset
Painting: Clare Scott

Should you wish to participate in my Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection which I am hosting here on Social Bridge for the month of November, I would be delighted to receive prose, poems, photographs, artwork, music ….. anything that says Colour, Creativity or Connection to you.   Just email me at: I look forward to hearing from you.