WINTER IN PAPHOS, CYPRUS

The following photos are somewhat randomly presented, but they give the flavour of the frequent shift from warm sunshine to stormy weather in Cyprus in the winter time.

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STORMY WEATHER PAINTINGS FROM KERRY

Stormy Weather Paintings from Kerry, Ireland

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The beautiful Dingle Peninsula has many faces, many weathers and colours. Stormy wind, a recent visitor, is no stranger in these parts, battering, bashing and blustery, so powerful, driving, bitter and biting that it can take your breath away; your face may be lashed with intensely stinging sand or hailstones; you may battle to stand up, to move forward may require all your strength and determination. You may wish you’d stayed at home.

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A close companion of the wind is the rain – also a frequent visitor. We see a lot of it in Ireland – seemingly interminable rain –  bucketing, cutting, crashing, lashing rain. We also get ‘soft’ rain –  exasperating, saturating, sprinkling, dribbling drizzle. We get so many different kinds of rain that the Irish language (Gaelic) has as many words for it as the Inuit people have for snow (about 50, I believe).

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Shown here are some paintings I have created to express the extreme weather that is our familiar,  though generally uninvited guest.

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mount brandon from beal ban storm

See my Dingle Peninsula paintings on my website:
http://helene-brennan.com/c15-dingle-peninsula-paintings/

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