Thursday, 11 March 2010

Soft weather

Yes there was 'Soft weather', no rain at all, but partial cloud ..all the better to view the purple beauty of the Burren limestone.



To wander through ruined chapels found by chance along the road.



The Bishop's Quarter.


To marvel at the extreme silence.



To take the cliche photograph of Ireland..it would have been just wrong to have a blue sky here!


I love the inscription on this more modern gravestone.


A good motto for life I think.

It seems that a few people are enjoying my Irish holiday along with me.
Don't forget all the pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Thank you for your comments.
(I am slowly working through reading the 600+ posts I missed while I was away.)

22 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

your lovely photos are stiring the travel bug in my soul. I'd so love to go there sometime and I love your term 'soft weather' !!!

Melissa said...

I sure am enjoying your photos!

Rosie said...

Beautiful, atmospheric, mysterious! I've never been but it helps me understand why Ireland is full of poets and dreamers .... Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

maggi said...

What a wonderful expression 'soft weather'. That modern gravestone is a work of art in itself, beautiful.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Such beauty....austere at times...but beauty all the same.
Thank you for such.

vintagerockchick said...

I loved reading these posts - I've never been to Ireland, although I've long wanted to. Your photos and the stories make it seem every bit as magical as I imagine. x

verobirdie said...

OK, Ireland's sky is not always blue, but this country has a soul. I have been there twice, and will certainly go back again. In the meantime, I enjoy your pictures. Thanks!

Heather said...

More beautiful photos Jackie - I love the unspoilt charm of Ireland. I love that sentiment too and the Celtic stone cross. Don't give yourself backache reading too many posts!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely lovely photos Jackie, thanks for sharing them with us. I agree with you about that charismatic sky ... it speaks of Ireland. I love your photograph of the ivy berries. I have a little post with them coming tomorrow ... xoxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've been to England & Scotland, but have never had the pleasure of visiting Ireland. Now I feel as though I have!

lilylovekin said...

Beautiful I love the description of soft weather, I knew just what you meant.

Julie said...

Beautiful photographs and what a beautiful gravestone too. That is certainly a motto for life.

Jude said...

Oh, I do love graveyards....that modern one is wonderful....
Take care
Jude
x

Kayla coo said...

Wonderful views.x

A Time for Stitching said...

It's great to see your photos of Ireland. I love to holiday there. The words on the gravestone are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Teresa x

Kiki Finlayson said...

Thank you for sharing your holiday in my favorite part of the world! It's a wonder my ancestors ever left because I feel so at home there!

Erica said...

thanks for sharing your photos, Ireland is one place I would love to visit someday

Pat said...

I love your "cliche" photograph. Makes me want to hop on a plane.

A Time to Dance said...

Your photos are lovely and so atmospheric...Its nice to go on holiday with you, my favourite is the little empty house...love H

helen said...

How beautiful these pictures are. Both sides of my family came from Ireland but I haven't been since I was one year old. Your photos make me want to go there!

Kitty said...

The pictures are very beautiful Jackie - I so want to go to Ireland one day. :) x

Pam said...

You do take a beautiful photo Jackie. You'll have some lovely memories to look back on. x



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