We found this beautiful vine-covered wall along a little country road while out for a walk. The weather has been less than ideal many days since I've arrived, but the frequent rain has resulted in the most lucious landscape I've ever seen. Ireland really is as green as all the stories say right now. I rode my bicycle over to the gatehouse over the weekend and it was the loveliest evening ride--cows in the fields turned to look at me, there was a chorus of birdsong and sheep bleats, and a brief sprinkling of rain gave way to a brilliant rainbow. It was just one of those moments where you feel glad to be exactly where you are...then I had to bicycle up a hill and my legs hated me!
Fossil purse, old
*pictures by Thomas