Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

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From Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry.

One of the first words that comes to mind with liquid is “flowing.”  Movement.  But it’s not always smooth.  Waterfalls have a beautiful kind of tumult that’s captivating.

We saw this waterfall toward the end a bike tour of the beautiful Killarney National Park.  My legs were total jelly at that point, but there was no way I was missing this view.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

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From Co Kerry.

Well, I’m not sure how to top last week’s photo of the Trinity College library as my favorite place I visited in Ireland.  So we’ll go with a picture of my future home!  Haha, right.

Muckross House is a manor in Killarney built in 1843 and donated to the Irish nation in 1932.  It became the basis for Ireland’s first national park.  The cycling tour we took of Killarney National Park was one of my favorite activities of the trip, and though we didn’t get to go inside the manor house, I thought it was beautiful.  I love Tudor-style houses.  I can just picture myself living here as if in a Victorian romance!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

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From County Kerry.

When you are taking a group tour, it is inevitable that the other group members will end up in some of your pictures, whether intentionally or not.  Here I caught the back of the blonde high school senior from Australia on the tour with her mother.

I like this photo because not only is it a beautiful coastal landscape, but it reminds me of her personality.  She was always going ahead and climbing everything, scrambling over rocks and peeking over cliff edges.  Like a mountain goat wearing Chuck Taylors.  She had a wonderful sense of adventure and curiosity, and this photo captured that for me in an interesting portrait that has nothing to do with her face.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

From County Kerry.

Dunmore Head on the Dingle peninsula is the westernmost point of Ireland.  It can be seen from Slea Head Drive that goes all around the tip of the peninsula.  But this photo is focused on the weathered rocks in the foreground that have been shaped by the Atlantic wind and water.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Ballycarbery Castle has seen many kinds of growth over the years.  The current ruins were once a castle, home to the McCarthy family, built around the 15th or 16th centuries.  Nowadays it features a different kind of growth as the ruins have become covered in vines and wild flowers.  A bit more aesthetically pleasing if less functional!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth