Monday, March 16, 2015

Bliss of Ireland . . .

A few pictures from our trips to Ireland.
waterfall near the cottage
 visiting the Paddy distillery near Cork
where mister garden house guy
volunteered me to become an
official Irish Whiskey taster
 beautiful green and crocosmia
 sheep run
 abandoned castle
 inspiration window for the garden house here at home
 elderly Irish man waiting for his ride
 high above and a view of the hedgerows and green
 the Irish cottage where we have stayed
the huge, deep fireplace where we burn some peat
 we call them Hydrangeas, the Irish call them Mopheads
 ocean edge in the southwest
hiking Sheepshead
birthplace of JFK's grandfather

 here we are at the Kennedy compound in Ireland
the Irish garden house which became the inspiration for
Irish Garden House 

wishing each of you a very
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Love, Lynne 


Gail said...

Pictures of Ireland call me to come home I think...or I may just be crazy.
It just feels like I belong there.

Beautiful pictures. You were so lucky to experience this first hand.

Barbara Lilian said...

Hello Lynne.
I don't have any Irish connections, but if I did I would be greeting you with 'an top o'the mornin to you'... I did take a trip there many years ago, Mr France and I went with some friends to see Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr. & Lisa Minnelli in concert. It was a fabulous visit as we toured around doing some site seeing & naturally the boys indulged in Whiskey tasting. :) So I wish you and your family a 'Happy St Patrick's Day'

babs said...

Memories......great photos of good times. Perhaps you may indulge in a shot of Paddy's today! Happy St. patrick's Day my friend.

Margaret Adamson said...

That was a lovely selection of photographs from your trip to Ireland. I am sure you would agree, it is a very beautiful country, of course i am biased!! Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day. As a real irish person I'm always interested in others perceptions if Ireland and the Irish. Your photos are beautiful and I was interested to learn that we call hydrangeas Mopheads. That's a first for me! Likewise I have never heard a real irish person say "top of the mornin to ye". Please don't take this as negative. I love that you're so interested in Ireland and hope that you get to visit again. Thanks for posting

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Perfect for St. Patty's Day! Such beautiful photos. I'd love to get to visit Ireland one of these days. I just love that photo of the sheep run and y'all look so happy! Thank you for sharing and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Lynne! blessings ~ tanna

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful pictures of Ireland!!

Happy St Paddy's Day!!

i think i'll go take a nap now...i'm tired...after...counting...all those...sheep! :)

MarmePurl said...

Sheep, beautiful scenery, a glimpse of you...
My day is off to a great start!

TexWisGirl said...

just lovely scenes, lynne. i know you love it there. i loved the sheep run. :)

Kerin said...

I was hoping to see some of your pictures today, in honor of St. Patrick's day.... so, thank you :)

Happy St. Patrick's day to you too!

p.s. When do you think you'll go back for a visit??

Lois said...

Beautiful photos!

Missy George said...

Lovely pictures Lynne...Happy St Pattys day..I had trouble finding something green to wear..

Musings from Kim K. said...

So many beautiful pictures. I'm sure it was wonderful and very special trip. PS. I had an Asian leprechaun in my house this morning. She was dressed in green from her head to her toes and even wore a green mustache! Happy St. Paddy's day!

Pamela Gordon said...

You must have enjoyed that trip so much. I love seeing your photos of Ireland and the sweet cottage you stayed in. The mophead hydrangea are so beautiful. Hope you had a great day today.

PlantPostings said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! My, it is green there! Love the sheep ... and the ocean views ... and the "mopheads"! Gorgeous!

Saimi said...

Such a beautiful place! A perfect post in honor of St. Patricks day! Ah, it's so green and lush - defiantly a place I"d love to visit!.