Monday, October 7, 2013

Around the Emerald Isle....#1 Photo Heavy.

This little fellow brought back some memories.
Yours truly on my way to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone.   Yes, I did!

 During our travels around the island we were told about the digging, drying and storing of peat, which is used to heat the local homes.  We made a stop on the side of the road to see this process, I just had to snap this photo.
A photo "op" stop on our way to Kylemore Abbey.

These beautiful blooms were in the gardens of Kylemore Abbey, does anyone know their name.

This was also in the gardens of the Abbey, never seen anything like this before.  The leaves were the shape of holly with these orange and yellow trumpet shaped flowers.  Anyone know what this is?
Patricia

3 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Wow, lovely photos. Ireland looks like such a beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Your photos bring back wonderful memories. Rachel's choir sang at Kylemore Abbey (so beautiful, and such an amazing garden), and at St. Patrick's Cathedral. And I found the whole peat thing very interesting -- although not so keen on the smell of burning peat. Look forward to hearing more about your trip.
Debbie R.

saving for travel said...

Oh I love the colours in your photos. And I remembered kissing that stone.

Sft x