I am not a morning person. I like to take it slow when I wake up and ease my way into the day. Note that my current situation of having a toddler does not allow for this.
My ideal morning view: breakfast with the cows in Ireland.
I am also not a breakfast person. I dutifully tried the full Irish breakfast in Dublin, but once was quite enough. It was not something I could do every day.
Full Irish breakfast
On the other hand, the glorious tea service available at every meal was something I could definitely get used to! I don’t drink much coffee, but I do love my tea, and having my own pot with milk and sugar right there was amazing. I got quite spoiled in Ireland. At home, I tend to prefer vanilla chai.
I will refrain from posting pictures of every wonderful breakfast I had in Ireland (I swear I don’t usually take pictures of my food), but this one was much more my style. And the view was perfect, too.
The little packet is Nutella. Mmmmmmm.
You can find more mornings at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
Strangely, I took no pictures of sunrise or sunset on this Ireland trip, but between the long summer days and all the hiking, etc., I did not have much cause to be awake at either sunrise or sunset.
This, however, was an early morning sight upon rising in Dingle: a charming way to start the day. Everything about Dingle is charming. I enjoyed the view of the cows eating their breakfast as we were eating ours.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set
From Gougane Barra.
I’ve featured the lovely location of Gougane Barra before in photo challenges (like Textures), but I haven’t yet shown its cheeky side. Our breakfast at the hotel, for example, was very happy to see us, and one of the building sports a cute old Guinness ad. We found such charming touches all over Ireland amid the more serious history lessons and inspiring landscapes. I think the Irish have a wonderful sense of humor!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky
Ways in which Ireland is superior to the US:
- better yogurt flavors
- single serve Nutella
- brown soda bread
- tea (with milk and sugar) available on demand
- last but not least: views like this at breakfast!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning