Saturday, May 10, 2014

This Is How It All Began . . .

Dear Friends . . .
Three years ago today
I sat down with my friend Babs
and asked her to help me create a blog.
She had been doing her
blog for awhile and had met some wonderful people
so I asked her to help me launch my own.
I wanted some of the same kind of fun and friends!
Babs, Barbie, Barb
asked me what I wanted to name my blog
and the first thing that came into my head was,
Irish Garden House

The garden house you see in the 2011 post is
where we slept on our first trip to Ireland. 
The main house is behind and up the hill a bit.  
They each overlook Bantry Bay, a wonderful view.
Hiking in the hills behind the house is soooo enjoyable. 
 On one visit I brought home small stones from the hills and we have them
mixed into the stone work on the garden house we built next to our home. 
Mr. IGH hubs had the frame built and a friend and I laid the stone work. 

You can see the orange Crocosmia in bloom next to the road.
We feel so fortunate to have visited Ireland three times
and look forward to hopefully return some day. 

And here is what I had to say
four hundred and forty three posts ago on
May 10, 2011

one more thing
Happy Mothering Day
this applies to all
young  old
female male
with child
happy caring day
may you be treated kindly
with love

Until next time,
Love, Lynne

~ ~ ~
Irish Garden House

This vintage Irish garden house belongs to
friends of mine and is located near the main house
which overlooks Bantry Bay Ireland.  The vistas of
 rich green Irish landscape, the view of the bay and Atlantic Ocean
in the distance, plus the beauty of the orange Crocosmia is awe inspiring. 

This is one life chapter of "where it all began . . . " 
and I look forward to sharing more photos and inspirations 
with you in my recently created May 2011 blog.  



Liz said...

Happy blog-aversary!! Great story behind your blogs name. What a beautiful place to visit and you have been there 3 times, wow!!

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary!! 3 Years is great. I will celebrate 9 blogging years in September of this year.

I love reading about your visits to Ireland and the pictures are wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet! only 3 years? seems like i've known you longer. :)

eileeninmd said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary on your blog, Lynne! I love the story about the Irish Garden House. I still hope to take a trip to Ireland someday.. Have a great weekend and I wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Gail said...

Congratulations! I am very glad you began to blog.

Lois said...

Very picturesque little garden house.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Looking forward to many more blog posts :-)

Margie said...

Time flies when you're having fun! Congrats Lynne!

PlantPostings said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm enjoying every post and look forward to many more! (That Irish garden house is awesome!)

MarmePurl said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Missy George said...

Happy Anniversary Lynne..I, for one, am very happy to have you as a cyber pal..Happy Mothers Day

Pamela Gordon said...

Congratulations on your 3 years of blogging, Lynne. I'm so glad I've met you via your blog. I love that you built your own Irish garden house in your yard. It is really sweet. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings and hugs. Pam

Bonnie said...

And, I am so glad you began this adventure. Happy Mother's Day! Bonnie

Michelle said...

Happy Blog-A-Versary and Happy Mother's Day!

Bali Hut Super Store said...

Absolutely, hiking is one of the best adventures! The beauty of your blog reminded me of friendship, traveling and exploring the world with someone you love most. I’m grateful to hear where the irishgarden came from and because of that, I came here! The vintage garden house is exquisite!

Sebastian Chuter

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Happy bloggiversary! What a beautiful garden house, and it is fun to see how your blog got it's name!

Willow said...

Lynne ~ what a treat to see the little garden house and the story behind it !
Happy bloggoversay :))

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It has been raining here so much this spring ( Western PA ) that I've been telling myself that my grass is as green as Ireland's ( as I mow it every 3-4 days to keep up! ) and I am right, now that I see your picture! :)

Nancy said...

Happy anniversary, Lynne. I'm so glad you decided to start blogging. I always enjoy your prose and photos. And now I know the story behind Irish Garden House. I love it. Enjoy your day, my friend. ~ Nancy

Nancy said...

P.S. Love, love, love your new blog header. :)

At Home in English Valley said...

I am so glad that you found your voice and started blogging. I have loved and admired your story, the twists and turns of your life and how you became the amazing, wonderful, generous, supportive and thoughtful person you are. Did I mention smart and funny? Graceful and lovely... that too. Keep writing and I will keep reading my friend. Love , Penny

Olive said...

Happy Anniversary Lynne!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne, is sounds like you began so beautifully. I was so insecure and had never met anyone with a blog...and had no idea what one was until I accidently stumbled upon "The Little Red House" while looking for something else on line and began to read it.
I've really enjoyed it...and meeting such wonderful people like you.
You've been so much fun to know. It amazes me how much you can grow to care for people you have never met in person and very likely never will.
You are so dear to me.

Rain said...

I can't believe it's been 3 yrs!! I remember that beginning so well !! It's been wonderful following your journey thru blogging!!
Fondly, Rain

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh my goodness, I've always wondered where the name came I know.

I love hearing how blogs are named.


My name is Riet said...

Happy anniversary. Doesn't time fly. LOve that little garden house that you helped to build. wow Have a nice week Lynne

Cindy said...

Well Lynne, Happy Blogversary. Love hearing the story of the little garden house and the behind the name. I can imagine hiking in Ireland, but that is only a dream for me.

Good friends have wonderful things to offer when we call for help. I'm so glad Babs got you going and you kept blogging, it is lovely to have you as a blogging friend.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Happy Blogversary! I am new here but am really glad to have discovered your blog!!