The Ring, Rain, and Rhododendrons

The Ring, Rain, and Rhododendrons

Rain and storms are forecast for NW Arkansas and lightning flares in the distance. I’m pretty sure it is raining in Ireland, too, where St. Patrick’s Day originated. They may not have the thunder and lightning, though. While I was there, rain was sometimes hard but never stormy.  Each day of my visit to Ireland […]

Re-visiting Ireland, Seven Years Later

Green fields of every shade imaginable  could be the reason Ireland is known as the emerald isle. The country itself is small, about the size of the state of Indiana. Population is 6.4 million with a million of the people living in Dublin. It reminds me of a jewel, truly an emerald surrounded by a […]

Those Amazing Little Pop-Ups

Those Amazing Little Pop-Ups

Yesterday afternoon, as I went to the mailbox, I glanced up the hill and there they were, white and shiny even from a distance. Several pop-up mushrooms or toadstools graced my neighbor’s yard. Of course, my trusty camera and I couldn’t pass up this chance. For some reason, mushrooms remind me of Ireland. Why is […]

The Emerald of the Atlantic

The Emerald of the Atlantic

  Green fields of every shade imaginable  could be the reason Ireland is known as the emerald isle. The country itself is small, about the size of the state of Indiana. Population is 6.4 million with a million of the people living in Dublin. It reminds me of a jewel, truly an emerald surrounded by […]

The Fairy Forts of Ireland

  Our bus driver and guide on the trip around Ireland was Bill Mahoney. I wish Bill could have sat down with us and talked more in-depth about the many intriguing places we saw from our bus windows or stopped at to briefly explore. Bill was a walking encyclopedia of Ireland and knew so much […]

An Outstretched Hand

An Outstretched Hand

  Sometimes the world seems cold and harsh, but a caring person can put a warm glow on even the worst  situation. Because we are human, we don’t always make the wisest choices in life and those foolish choices can land us in a bad situation. From time to time, we are all in need […]

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