Puffin on Skellig Michael
Even the post boxes are green
From various, Ireland.
They don’t call Ireland the Emerald Isle for nothing! I had so many pictures to choose from this week, I tried to give a varied selection. Every landscape has multiple shades of green from grasses and fields and shadows. Even in the cities, green is everywhere!
Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!
From Dublin, Ireland.
A trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is worth it for the view out of the top floor Gravity Bar. (The pint was actually pretty good, too.) You can see so much of the city, and there is some info about what all the sights are.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
From County Cork, Ireland.
Blarney Castle is home to the famous Blarney Stone, which we visited as all tourists to Ireland are required to do. I tried kissing the stone in an attempt to receive the “gift of gab” as the legend goes, but my wish does not appear to have been granted. I’m still the same shy introvert. Maybe it takes a while to kick in?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish
From Trinity College, Dublin.
Our tour guide told us about a superstition regarding the Trinity College bell tower, or campanile: it’s said that any student who passes beneath it while the bell tolls will fail his or her exams. We all confirmed that this was not a concern for us before traversing the walkway.
There were some students graduating on the day we were there, so perhaps some of them also braved the path for the first time!
Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken
From the River Shannon ferry.
I think I’ve shown this one before, but it was just too perfect for this week. For our trip to Ireland, my mom and I got new walking shoes…identical ones! We even wear the same size shoe (5.5 US), so they are quite a good match! These shoes were also waterproof, so with a good pair of insoles, they carried us all around the island for a week very well (we broke them in before we went).
I think I’ve decided that I’m on the left in the picture, based on the angle and the jeans.
Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match