Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

From Connemara, Ireland.

 

The view from the back of Ballynahinch Castle has a way of making you feel like everything is all right in the world.  Everything from the majestic Ballynahinch River to the smallest cluster of violas seems to fit perfectly.

Nature and culture in harmony, you see, Lizzy. Wildness and artifice, and all in the one perfect county. –Mr. Gardiner, Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Ok, so Mr. Gardiner was talking about Derbyshire, but I think the same idea applies here 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Advertisements

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

From Inishmore, Aran Islands.

 

When I’m taking pictures, the thing most likely to catch my eye is a pretty flower!  Ireland has the most gorgeous flower boxes and baskets everywhere, outside homes and businesses, or just on the street.  This particular one I found outside a restaurant on Inishmore when we came down from Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus) for lunch.  I loved the bright colors against the white wall.  I also loved the multiple shades of lobelia hanging down– it’s one of my favorite flowers, which I even had at my wedding years ago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!