Sunday, March 17, 2013

When i think of Ireland…

We went there, before we were married.

I remember thinking I had ‘come home’.

The people….the countryside all felt familiar and comfortable, beautiful…and home.

We just rented a car. And drove and drove around the country…on the opposite side of the road.

Stopped in at this pub  which was my name at the time…not the Jimmy, but the Burke

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I was in love with the thatched roofs…

we talked about moving there.

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and the GREEN…everywhere

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Beautiful sheep and horses in winter coats

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We wandered into an artists studio in the green countryside

she invited us in with tea….and said in her Irish brogue ….

that we would have many children,because of the color she saw around us. Whaaat?

We bought a big pastel of hers…It is in our bedroom.

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Next to pictures of our  children.

Yep. She was so right.

Seeps into ones soul, that beautiful country.

 

May the Irish hills caress you.May her lakes and rivers bless you.May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing

11 comments:

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Happy St. Pat's, Linda!

My Notting Hill said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Christina Stephenson said...

Great Pictures. I too Love all the green. It just makes you feel better and breathe better. Have a wonderful day!

Ivy Lane said...

love this post! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!

xoxo,

Ivy....

VirginiaC said...

Loved these photos, and it's always good to reminisce....treasured memories are a blessing.
Hope you had a Happy St.Paddy's Day.

Deborah said...

Oh so beautiful, the photos and the memories. **kisskiss** Deb

Deborah said...

Oh so beautiful, the photos and the memories. **kisskiss** Deb

somepinkflowers said...

i do love ireland
too
the people & the (((green))) land
but i must say ...
forgive my florida*girl roots,
but when i opened this posting
i read:
Jimmy Burke's
~~the sign on the tavern~~
welllll ...
linda, i read it
as
Jimmy Buffett ...


i know
i know
seriously,
i DID ...

:-\

i am all like,
Jimmy Buffett
is in ireland ??

Cobalt Violet said...

Love this. Ireland looks so beautiful. I've never been but I had friends that came back raving about the people. All of the pictures I see, I want to paint! Yours are wonderful and I love that you have the painting up and the wonderful story behind it! So awesome.

Carla Aston said...

This is such a sweet story. The pics are gorgeous and I love the painting. I always think that art is the very best souvenir. :-)

SHERRY HART said...

One of my favorite vacations was 3 weeks in Ireland about 30 years ago...dang.....I can't believe it has been that long!

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