Tag Archives: Ireland

Travel Thru History Article Celebrates Greenygrey

While it’s great to see Marc Latham talking greenygrey here and in his articles, it is always nice to read other people noticing and appreciating greenygrey.

St. Kevin‘s Kitchen, Ireland Article

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac here, with exciting news from the world of greenygrey travel writing.

J.M. Bridgeman did just that in her St. Kevin’s Kitchen, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland article on TravelThruHistory. Wondering what drew her to the monastery, she wrote:

‘Perhaps what propels me to Glendalough can be attributed to the romance of ruins. Or is it the literal tug of history, of grey moss-munched stones informed by human hands?’

There’s lots more interesting observations and five nice photos; which are all greenygrey; in the article, and here’s a couple more greenygrey ones of the area from Zemanta:

Glendalough St kevin´s Kitchen
Glendalough St kevin´s Kitchen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Glendalough valley in County Wicklow.
Glendalough valley in County Wicklow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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G8 and Mexican Gray Wolf News and Poetry

G8
think they’re great
but they ain’t as quaint
as sw-love being an
anagram for wolves
with Mexican grays
a reminder of the old ways
surviving with the help
of conservationists
raising Arizona
to wildlife nirvana

Mexican Grey Wolves Released 

English: Shot at the Minnesota Zoo. A critical...
English: Shot at the Minnesota Zoo. A critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf is kept captive for breeding purposes. Less than 15 Mexican Wolves are currently estimated to survive in the wild. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey. Hope you don’t mind my above new poem, combining the news that the G8 are meeting today and tomorrow in Ireland with great gray wolf news from USA Today that more endangered Mexican gray wolves are being released in Arizona, south-west U.S.A. There’s only about 70 Mexican gray wolves left.

To complete my poetry and news, with a combination of the two, Marc Latham has also published another Bergen, Norway-inspired nature topic Folding Mirror poem on fmpoetry.wordpress.com. Here’s the poem; there’s more explanation and a couple of photos over on fmpoetry:

Water Landscape, Mountain Canvas

sky spoke an ancient tale
in snowflakes and raindrops
sign language
wind written
on mountain arms
warmed by trees

nature’s cold beauty, interpreting warm message

water and land
intriguing relationship bond
misty apparition
delivering reminder
while replenishing forest waterfalls
best in life is free

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Street Art by Eoin using Buildings and Nature

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. I’m back after a good training scheme in Greenygrey ethics.  I learnt that I wasn’t hired just because the Greenygrey liked me. It’s not about  only satirising people it likes, it’s also about who the blog is comfortable satirising.

Street Art by Eoin in Ireland

I feel really comfortable bringing you some great greenygrey folding mirror images from the eMORFES art, design and oddities blog, featuring street art by Eoin in Ireland. I also quite like Marc Latham’s comment after he reblogged them onto fmpoetry.wordpress.com:

‘…walls folding time
mirror image sublime…’

Anyway, I think that’s about it for now, here’s some greenygrey images by Eoin; folded by the corner image in the middle (nice little artistic touch from ol’ Baron there!?):

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Badgers and Green Belt: Growth Policy Greyth not Greeth

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We’re becoming worried about a couple of disturbing developments in Britain. The first is that the government seems intent on building over green belt land, with plans to bribe local residents so that they don’t oppose building near their homes. The other is a badger cull that seems to go hand in hand with the building on green belt: putting human construction/destruction before the environment and wildlife; sending our balance between green and grey off kilter.

Badger
Badger (Photo credit: Tatterdemalion!)

Government Building Policy seems Folly 

The planned government build-build-build economic policy seems crazy seeing as Ireland and Spain’s economic downfalls were both linked with a build-build-build policy.

There are now thousands of houses empty in both countries. Just think of the waste of money and environmental wellbeing in both cases.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - DECEMBER 01:  Unsold houses ...
DUBLIN, IRELAND – DECEMBER 01: Unsold houses lie empty at the Castlemoyne housing estate on December 1, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

While we totally agree with building when needed, there seems to be plenty of already concreted space and empty buildings available, instead of concreting over green belt to build houses that remain empty afterwards.

Save the Badgers 

While other countries live with large animals like wolves and bears it seems that we in the UK have trouble tolerating animals like foxes and badgers.

The government is starting a trial cull of badgers, instead of vaccinating them against TB, which badgers might be passing on to cattle or vice versa. Apparently it would be too expensive or difficult to vaccinate the badgers.

Create Jobs Growth more in Greeth than Greyth

It seems that the government is showing a lack of originality or innovation in its economic recovery plans, just resorting to building, not knowing whether its needed or not. They will destroy some of the British landscape in the process, both by building on it and resourcing the production materials.

SESENA, SPAIN - JULY 06:  A row of houses stan...
SESENA, SPAIN – JULY 06: A row of houses stand partially complete on July 6, 2012 in Sesena, Spain. Sesena’s extensive building projects, 35 km south of Madrid, were initially intended to house 30,000 people and triple the population of the town, however most apartments still remain empty.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

We do applaud more environmentally-friendly building materials such as those used to build the Olympic park, and hope that building workers find enough work in non-green belt areas.

However, we think that the government should be more innovative with their policy for British growth; thinking greeth not greyth; and create jobs in saving life and the environment, rather than killing it off without knowing if it will have any real benefit to the population and country.

 

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