Saturday, April 30, 2016

Little Irish Bird . . .

this little bird and other "littles" just like him
visited the stone wall border
at the Irish cottage we stay in on our Ireland visits

this is a picture from a two thousand seven Ireland visit
and on this trip we had plenty of rainy days, gorgeous rainbows
it is a "given" that you'll have rain in Ireland
but it is a different rain . . . more like a shower . . . then some bright spots
the rains might continue like that off and on all day
and the rainbows are like no other

Crocosmia and Fuchsia are prolific, beautiful oranges and reds.

we rebuilt that stone wall on this trip
gathered stone from around the cottage and the roadways
the little birds were so friendly sitting there eating the crumbs
while we worked away on the wall

that is mister garden house giving me a thumbs up for finishing the wall
those rocks were heavy indeed

a few more views
the first photo was taken from the cottage
looking out toward the garden house onto
Bantry Bay

the final photo is of the road that leads to the garden house and cottage
very narrow road that both "to and fro" cars travel
cars are much smaller there, you just pull over, let the other pass
with hand on the steering wheel
the pointer finger is used to communicate
the moving over and a thank you


I will be celebrating my five years of the
Irish Garden House
in these next few weeks with photos and stories from our trips to Ireland.

Little Irish Bird
visits you today along with the many other visitors on Eileen's


It's easy to be pleasant when life flows like a song.
But the man worthwhile is the one who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong.

For the test of the heart is trouble and it always comes with years.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.

Irish Blessings


Love ~ Lynne

Friday, April 29, 2016

Random 5 Friday . . .

Here are my randoms for this Friday . . .

1.  I jumped on the "blog train" and "opened" Irish Garden House five years ago. This is the garden house we slept in on our first trip.  The main house and garden house belonged to friends of ours. There was a loft in the garden house where we slept which overlooked Bantry Bay and left to the Atlantic Ocean.  Yes indeed, we fell in love with all things Ireland and it is our favorite place to travel.  I'll be celebrating Ireland and our trips there in the month of May.

2.  I can't get in the mood for gardening when the morning temperatures are in the thirties.
I say enough is enough, it is time for some sun and springtime!

3.  I am watching the National Geographic, The Story of God, hosted by Morgan Freeman. Very interesting . . .

4.  I haven't a clue why I do this dot dot dot thingy . . . I can't seem to stop . . . it drives me crazy sometimes . . . It is different than a comma . . . more of a pause.  Just sayin' . . .
(I had to laugh right out loud, I previewed my post and I had written 'coma' instead of 'comma'. . . oh my, great laugh at self moment!)

5.  Have you ever thought about "friends" . . . friends you see often, friends who are far away, family friends, blog friends . . . wonderful to have friends, isn't it . . . and then there is just being "friendly" too . . .

Thank you Nancy for hosting . . . and helping us think random!

What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself today?
Send some kindness forward too!

Happy Weekend My Friends
Love, Lynne

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Good Fences . . .


springtime early evening drive



white fenced horse farm


Good Fences