Irish Scenery

“At the mythic coast…”
-Nick Laird, “The Length of a Wave,” To A Fault

At long last, as promised, the Ireland scenery pictures. Mostly they’re of Killarney National Park and the Cliffs of Moher, which were the two high points of the trip.

An interestingly-shaped tree at Newgrange, near Drogheda.

This was shot neither (a) in black and white and then tinted, nor (b) with a cold filter. It really did look like that. (Killarney National Park, in the morning.)

Frosty leaves.

Swans at Ross Castle, Killarney National Park.

Ross Castle – closed to visitors (but not swans) during the winter months.

Another interestingly-shaped tree, at the edge of Ross Lake.

A glimmer of sun on Ross Lake (sunshine in Ireland: don’t blink, you might miss it).

After a very gray morning, the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon.

A horse with its winter coat in a field. We biked from Killarney town to Muckross House.

Muckross House in Killarney National Park.

Saw these awesome little lichens all over.

Muckross Lake on a beautiful afternoon.

Mediterranean blue.

And finally, the Cliffs of Moher, a.k.a. The Cliffs of Insanity (fans of The Princess Bride will recognize the reference, and the Cliffs).

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