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An Irish Home.

joshuatree2

London, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

[Featured in Safe Haven Group]
I love to return to my native Ireland at least once a year and I took this photograph near where I was born and raised, just outside Omagh, Co:Tyrone. Northern Ireland.
This Irish cottage dates back to the 18th Century. Alone a woman sits beside the fire on a cold winters day reading her book. The smell of Turf as it burns fills the small room with a unique fragrance. Turf, also known as peat, as it was cut from bog land, was and still is used today in rural and remote areas of Ireland.
I remember as a boy helping my father cut and lay the turf on heather covered ground to dry. We would wheel it out of the bog on a special made wheel barrow, and stack it in a small outhouse next to our cottage. like this cottage there was just one bedroom, and a small living room.
Every night our Neighbors a old couple and I would all gather round the fire at night and tell stories, share the latest gossip and my grandmother would always read us a story.
My Grandfather would tell us Ghost stories, when Grandma was not well or went to bed early. Many nights I would sleep with my head under the blanket. In the small bedroom there was my Grandparents bed, then one more bed where I slept. Every sound the wind made outside would scare me, and The thin curtains would move with the breeze. We had no television, just a radio, and we would fall asleep Listening to Irish country, or a Radio play.
This cottage and seeing the old lady sitting alone really brought back many wonderful childhood memories.
Sorry Folks, I am reminiscing here. Hope you like this image.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALE OF MY ART, PLUS DONATIONS MADE TO PHILADELPHIA MISSION CHARITY, VIA OUR WEBSITE, GOES TO HELP EXTREME POOR AND SICK IN REMOTE AND RURAL VILLAGES IN AFRICA. WE NEVER TAKE ANYTHING OUT OF YOUR GIVING. ALL CHARITY OVERHEADS ARE COVERED BY OUR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS.
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Camera: Canon 500D. Lens: Canon EF70-300 IS USM. AV:5.6. TV:1/125. WB: Cloudy. ISO:200.

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