Friday, 26 February 2010

The Week In Pictures.

Is it Friday already?

Where did the week go? I have to admit this week was one I am glad to see the back of in some ways. Nothing terrible happened really, apart from The Little One getting a tooth pulled out at the dentist which was dreadful. Oh, and The Smallest got locked in the car. And quite a few mornings late for school because someone fell in the mud (head to toe) as they climbed into the car, or another morning someone else, halfway to school, announces she brought two shoes for the same foot by mistake, and then yet another morning someone else decides to fall in the mud. Sigh.

And I won't go into the hundred and one minor things that all add up nicely to One Of Those Weeks. You know what it's like, don't you? We all have them at one time or another.

So, yes, it's Friday, and the house is quiet at last, and there is a few nice things lined up for the weekend including a lie in for me.

So here I will leave you with the highlights of all the good parts to my week. My favourite kind of grey week that included snow and rain, and lots of walks by gloomy seas, but that started off with a sunny walk in Glendalough, a place that resonates with the voices of ghosts of yesteryear. A place that holds a certain kind of Magic. A place of incomparable beauty.

It's the still place inside me.













(These are Lights! that I found in the most unlikely urban place one day.
I really want one...)















33 comments:

jaboopee said...

ciara your photos belie what you say.... it really does look like another lovely week @ milkmoon and i'm sure it wasn't very funny at the time but that falling in the mud thing sounds hilarious. I hope you have a very happy incident free weekend .

Gigi said...

Oh! Glorious, shiver-inducing photos, Ciara. Truly. In between bouts of falling in the mud, you all snuck some real beauty into your week!

Wishing you a lovely weekend. xo Gigi

P.S. I'm having a giveaway over at my place. Would love to toss your name into the hat.

jordan said...

great photos!!!! looks like you did a great job of capturing your adventures! the fourth from the bottom is my favorite!!

In Real Life said...

I do know what those weeks are like.
Stunningly Beautiful photos! Wow!

Susan Wicker said...

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome photos, Ciara. Loved the one with the sun to the left and children on the beach the best. All lovely, though. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Wow!! Your photos are just stunning!! How I would love to get back to Ireland someday soon!! Next week will definitely be better!!
Have a lovely weekend
Lisa

Dreamfarm Girl said...

You convey the mystical beauty of your home. I really hope to visit Ireland someday.

Janie B said...

Can't believe those photos! What a beautiful place!

ladybug-zen said...

gentle sigh~

gorgeous photos, Ciara. it looks like an amazing place. have a lovely weekend.

... daisy... said...

Fantastic place... I so want to come back to Ireland as soon as possible!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous photos, Ciara. I particularly love that last one of the woods- makes you want to dive in there and run and run!
Have a nice weekend-I'm holed up with a cold!

passport in my pocket said...

these photos are GORGEOUS! What a magical place. I love that last image of the moss-covered trees.

mise said...

Oh the getting to school. I hear what you're saying. It's awful (awful) to always have to hustle children along when they'd rather be left to themselves to take an hour to admire the insects on the way from the house to the car. Sometimes it seems to me I spend all my home-time hustling people along and checking for shoes on the right feet. One day I'll just take it easy and let life happen. Have a lovely lie-in!

Sara said...

oh my! what pretty land...i'd love to visit your corner one day.
hope you have a lovely mud-free weekend!

Amanda said...

Oh, Glendalough. My husband and I honeymooned in Ireland and Glendalough was one of our favorite locations. I believe I have nearly exact photos of both the water and the tower. The funniest thing was the hubby played knight-in-shining-armor twice during our 10-day vacation by changing flat tires for stranded natives. Once in Glendalough.

And those lights are incredibly striking. Like towering squash blossoms.

Tia said...

Hi Ciara , (have a cuppa will make ya feel better)...I tell you we ARE so lucky to have Glendalough just so near us, one thing in this country we take it for granted ! GREAT photos hope next week is a good one !

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh I do love your photographs! Just gorgeous. They do make it difficult to believe you had a less than glorious week! Of course, falling in the mud. Twice. That qualifies!
You know, Glendalough reminds me very much of Glenfinnan in Scotland.

Rebecca S. said...

We parents really have to take the mud with the magic mist, don't we.
But it is handy to have 'the still place inside' us to draw from. Lovely, lovely.
Those wonderful lights look like Chanterelle mushrooms!

MissKris said...

Your photos perfectly reflect the week I had, too. And I have so many nooks and crannies of still places within me, too. Sometimes I just have to make myself stop and go in search of them. And when I find them, I remember what is good and magical about this Life I've been blessed with.

Elizabeth said...

hauntingly beautiful photos...

acornmoon said...

Glendalough, how lovely. We visited there years ago and the "Sweet Vale of Avoca". You have captured the soft Irish misty moistyness of the place perfectly.

Gillian said...

some lovely shots there. And I also love those lights.

Carolee said...

Just discovered your blog, and have to say your photos are just stunning! What a beautiful and magical place...I'm your newest follower and will definitely be back. :)

~ Carolee

Jenea said...

Your country is very beautiful!!! You are very lucky!
have a nice week! and congratulations with first day of spring! ;)

Anne said...

That tower must be at St Kevins, is it not? Such a beautiful, beautiful place!!

Gemma Mortlock said...

What beautiful imagery! Your a very clever lady! and you sound like a wicked mama! he he
Better luck this week
Hugs
Gem
xxxx

the b in subtle said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Ciara and your opening paragraphs had me snorting a little. not cocaine or anything. just that happens sometimes when i laugh...i got your lovely email thanks for thinking of me - s'been a crazy week with agents coming through the farmhouse *sigh* - but i will hope to send you a reply ASAP. i've to get your snail mail addy for the photo - i don't think you sent it to me (or did you?) i've a head like a sieve. xo

Kato said...

My goodness you live in the most gorgeous place in the world.

I am sorry your week was not so well, and I hope that your weekend was much better :)

I apologize for the late comment! xoxo

Vanilla Press said...

Hi Ciara
Beautiful pictures...makes me love Ireland even more, sometimes I don't think I appreciate the beauty of the place. I have been here 9 years & am always trying to remind myself how fortunate I am to live here.
The beaches are so stunning, although it is cold, the atmosphere is amazing here.
Sigh, thanks for the inspiration.
Take care
Jas
x

A Cuban In London said...

I anchored at your shore and was presented with a magnificent collage of greys. What else can a fan of monochromatic hues (black, dark blue and grey, occasionally white for balance ask for?

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

The villager: said...

Delightful images.

underthebigbluesky said...

i've been "out of it" for awhile, coming back, i remember how much i love your photos.

looking forward to catching up......

Fabiano Mayrink said...

beautiful photos, the light like flowers!

like all your photos but the first and second photo are so beautiful!

brazilian hugs!