CAHA MOUNTAINS AND BANTRY BAY

Today after a frosty night it became a really beautiful and sunny. We went to a village about an hour away from here, and then over the Caha mountains to little town in the country of Kerry. The views on the way were breath-taking, though I was with family and taking photos had to come second place, I still got some and like to share some of them.
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WINTER’S ARRIVAL IN IRELAND

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“That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.”
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets

SOFTER MOMENTS IN A WINDSWEPT LANDSCAPE

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On a journey to Allihies on the Beara peninsula today, we came across these two friends.  The landscape is rugged but beautiful with the Atlantic ocean in the West showing most interesting and beautiful skies.  Little plants hidden among stone walls, and quartz stone showing up in old ruins.  A most interesting day.

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