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: Serene

From Killarney National Park.

So much of Ireland’s landscape is rugged and wild, but sometimes it can seem extremely peaceful, too.  Killarney National Park, created in 1932, is a wonderful expanse of mountains, woods, rocks, lakes, and waterfalls.  We were biking through the park, which was frankly exhausting, but the views were quite restorative.

Speaking of rocks, the park has an interesting geological boundary, with one side underlain by Devonian (sandstone) rocks, and the other with Carboniferous (limestone) rocks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!

From Killarney National Park.

We took a biking tour of this lovely park, and it was so fun!  We learned about the geology and wildlife of the park and saw some spectacular views.  It’s home to Ireland’s only wild population of red deer (Cervus elaphus), and we did get to see a few.

Also, I hadn’t biked in years and my legs felt like jelly at the end of our ride.  But sometimes pushing your limits can also be a kind of fun!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!