home page: june 15th
Thought I would move this update forward to celebrate fathers' day on june 17th.
And so I have dedicated the
Gallery *** page to my dad.
And I am looking forward to a post-camp celebration for grandfathers' day in mid-August probably 12th.
Have found one of my favourite pictures of you and Holly so thought I would post it belatedly for your birthday.
changes to pages
Pages on the ring which have had substantial updates include
Details of site structure and operation and proposed plans are now held on the layout page
early camp gallery
Just starting a camp gallery for the sixties and seventies. Any one with photos? I have a few to put together.
Ideally the home page will change monthly and will consist of new material. If there is to be repeated or permanent items they will be entered at the bottom of the page in the respective columns.
The google search engine has at last caught up with us and so the google search facility for this web-site and the internet is now functioning. It is in the left column on every page with the familiar google trademark and allows you to search the site directly. Type in banashee to see how it works.
ruby's short picture story
I am keeping this story on the news page for the present
*** & ==
As an aid to looking for what is new and what is coming, I have continued to mark
- new or updated items on the site with `***'
- and items in the pipeline with `=='.
what's new in stories?
In short, nothing --- but the first short story of the Tír na nÓg Stories The Banshee is on site.
But there's something else about Auntie Mary. Her eyes. Each is a different mix of colour, not so's you'd notice, people say, but you do. We do, because we can't help staring, even though we are told that it's rude to stare. Whether one of those startlingly odd eyes affects the appearance of the other, I don't know, but they do seem to have a curious ability to change colour.
Out in the air with the sky, they are blue; in the fields, as green as the grass; by the trees, they shade into a tawny-brown; and in the reflection of the flames in the grate, framed by the glow of her red hair, before our very eyes, they seem to catch fire.
But it's not staring at them that I find scary ...
This story and those that follow are available in two formats:
A web version(html) which allows for a more flexible structure and special effects:
see, for example, the above extract from The Banshee.
Window of the Soul
I am experimenting with layout in order to make reading stories easier on the eye and more enjoyable. In time, I hope to make more use of this flexibility,. e.g. to add sound, animation, video ... The link format for this flexible version is just the name of the story. The Banshee
- A book-like version(pdf) which is more suitable and easy to download for printing, storing and reading as hard copy. This version has a link format which is the name of the story followed by the size of the file and pdf. The Banshee(369k,pdf)