have you been to ireland?

cliffs of mohor

cliffs of moher

no?  go….

the voyage of st. brendan

the voyage of st. brendan

…you’ll find a place steeped in history and folklore….

randy enjoying tea at a castle

randy sips a spot of tea

…a quiet place to have a cuppa….

a butterfly joins our tea party

a butterfly joins our tea party

…in the company of butterflies.

one of many

one of many

you’ll find the inspiration and strength….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

…of angels.  eloquence will be your reward….

me, jenn (randy's sister), randy

me, jenn (randy’s sister), randy

…once you kiss the blarney stone.

reminder of the potato famine

reminder of the potato famine

you’ll feel the searing pain of the past and you’ll cry…

comical cow

comical cow

…but, you’ll have so many opportunities to laugh out loud.

which way?

which way?

most of the time, you’ll wonder where you are….

blarney castle


…but it won’t really matter, because where ever you are it will be beautiful, breathtakingly, almost painfully, beautiful….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand sometimes hauntingly still.

an impromptu session

an impromptu session

if you visit the pubs you’ll hear music and laughter, and if you mix with the locals themselves….

me, irishman david, randy

me, irishman david, randy

you’ll make friends for a lifetime.

someone said to me, once, “if you ever, ever get the opportunity to go to ireland, don’t even think about it. just. GO!”  i didn’t understand before, but now i do.  it’s a home from home… a quiet home, and a very old home. a slow-down-and-breath-the-clean-air home.  it is, in fact, a home very much like being at home, lacking only the proud and glorious stars and stripes, and…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


ellis…IMG_0303and otis.

…home, sweet home


9 thoughts on “home….

  1. Wonderful posting — makes me want to book a trip! I’m sure you came home totally inspired with thoughts of what you’d seen and felt whirling in your brain!

  2. one place I’ve always wanted to visit…your photos make it even more tempting..

    the cats sure have a tough life…poor Otis in a bag…

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