Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #93 – Morning

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.

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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.

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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.

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The little packet is Nutella. Mmmmmmm.

You can find more mornings at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

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From Dingle.

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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From Dingle.

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