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Irish Spring

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I didn’t notice the spider until I’d uploaded the photo!

After that seemingly interminable New England winter (heck, everywhere winter), it was wonderful to land in Ireland and find spring in full swing. I spent my first day in and around Boyle, County Roscommon, passing the night at a lovely old B&B literally right next door to a 12th-century abbey. (Okay, so the B&B is new in comparison.)

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Two layers of paint on a Victorian wrought-iron bench.

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Old farm equipment rusting picturesquely in the side garden.

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A view of the river from my bedroom.

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A fire just for me!

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Moss growing on a stone wall.

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Boyle Abbey. Love how the spider webs capture the raindrops.

Tomorrow: a wonderful pop-up vegan restaurant in Cork City.

And next Tuesday: Irish holy wells!

3 Comments to Irish Spring

  1. Ang's Gravatar Ang
    April 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I love wood burning stoves!!!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    April 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    It’s not often that you find two peeling layers of paint that actually look charming. Only in Ireland 😉

  3. Walt's Gravatar Walt
    May 4, 2014 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Or, Krakow!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.