6/19/12

Leftover Images from Ireland: Part Two

These are some of the images in the folder marked "Dingle Peninsula".  This day started out misty, rainy, and foggy.  By the time we arrived in the town of Dingle, our driver was suggesting we have lunch and wait to see if the weather would clear.  Had it not, he said there wouldn't be much point in driving out to the peninsula.  The road was very windy, and we would not have been able to see anything because of the fog.  Lucky for us (and we were so lucky where the weather was concerned), the weather cleared and we were treated to a beautiful day and some spectacular scenery.  Here are some of the images from the day:

This is the charming village of Dingle.  Everywhere we went in Ireland, the buildings and doors were painted in bright colors.  I love this about all places European.


These were just some of the sweet temptations in the restaurant where we ate lunch.



Most of the stone walls we saw had all sorts of wild flowers and ferns growing from them.  This is something that grows in our own woods here at home.


Typical Irish countryside.  Note here the fields are divided by stone walls rather than hedges.  The stones are gathered when they clear the land for farming or grazing.


The rocky coastline of the Dingle Peninsula.


Why do you suppose these sheep are on their knees?  Is it because they're grazing on a slope and they can keep their spines straighter this way?  Whatever the reason, it was funny to see them doing this.  





We passed by many of these "National Schools".  This one caught my attention because of the year it was built:  1914.


If I were a sheep, I think I would like living here.  In the background is one of the Aran Islands.


One of the many cathedrals and churches we passed by.  I would have loved to have gone inside more of them.


That's it for today's group.  Now I have some things to get ready for mailing, and then I'll be off to do some more sewing.

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Loving the sheep on their knees. What an anomaly to see. In all my years of rural living and traveling around farm country I have never seen sheep on their knees.

Celtic Thistle said...

I love the Dingle peninsula, thanks for the reminder!

Junebug613 said...

How funny are those sheep! I love the green. That is the sad thing about where I live. It is the most populated county in FL. Hardly any green left, unless you count the golf courses. :P That coast is crazy how it just kind of drops off. I've grown up with beaches, so that is just WOW!That picture of the cathedral is like a vintage postcard. Neat!

WoolenSails said...

Gorgeous and breathtaking and amazing architecture, would love to go there.

Debbie

Kate said...

Beautiful place. I can't decide if I like all your "city" shots best or your landscape shots.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Beautiful! I love all these colorful buildings and the countryside is gorgeous.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm so glad we are all still getting to enjoy your trip, I love the buildings with the bright colors and those sheep are funny or lazy.

LethargicLass said...

I'm a little disappointed in you, but I'm willing to say it must be the remnants of jet lag... *obviously* they are Irish Catholic sheep and are saying grace before they eat!!

I have to say though that that is one of my favourite photos ever, it made me laugh :)

And what a great new photo on the "about me" part of the blog! Looking amazing!

quiltzyx said...

I got my postcard yesterday! Love all the bright colored doors too. :)
I googled, & found that sheep graze on their knees when they have problems/pain in their feet. Since they graze most of the day, guess that helps.