My typical Irish summer snaps.....

Well it wasn't a summer of sunny swims or shady meadow picnics. But in our typical Irish summer there were golden days in spite of that.

That's the thing about looking back, we somehow manage to find the sun in it. Like the day the little girl in pink wellies flew her kite on Tramore Beach, the day the neighbours' geese made a run for me, or the perishing Sunday I saw my elders swimming happily during howling gales in Garrarus.

The way the local girls exercise their ponies and manage to chat about Justin Bieber at the same time. Paddy's delight when he finds something lovely for me to photograph. The screams coming from the disembodied legs at the amusements "down around."

Those cloudy grey skies and the very occasionally visible western sunset which would have me running up to the highest point on the hill. The way that little pools of dreamy coloured rain settle in Hydrangea flowers.

Perhaps one of my favourite sights this summer was of the French couple snacking on the Copper Coast bench at Annestown beach. Wrapped up warm, a nice bottle of wine, a pint of Guinness and a selection of cheeses, all while staring into space and an onshore breeze.......A great example of what we would call "getting the best from the day." Here's to a few more weeks of the typical Irish summer!


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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Martin very much appreciated:~)

  2. I just love the white horses! How did you get them to pose for you like that :)
    Wonderful snaps x

    1. Thanks Patricia! I just whispered in their ears of course:~)

  3. Your Irish summer looks absolutely magical thru your lens!!! Thank-you for taking me there along with you!!!

    1. Thanks Marcie! I am now having a "Fan" moment and blushing profusely:~)

  4. Oh that beautiful pictures!
    My favourite kind of weekend!
    Have a great day!

    xoxo, Juliana

  5. What a wonderful selection of photos, my favourite was the French couple despite the temperature they looked as if they were still having a great time! Ireland is so lovely.
    Sarah x

    1. That's my own favourite too. French people really know how to picnic!

  6. How wonderful to be able to enjoy the summer no matter what. I have always said I can bundle up and still do so much even if it is cold, but with heat you must retreat and our summer has been one of looking out more than being out. I love the French couple as well. They do enjoy life and live in the moment!

    I have been a bit melancholy of late...too much heat, not enough rain and now blight on the tomatoes.

    1. How strange Donna, that parts of the world can be too hot while others are too wet. How I wish I could send you a nice cool breeze, so instead I am sending you a big hug across the sea:~)

  7. I'm drawn to the little boy jumping the waves lost in the moment!

  8. I just found your beautiful blog, I'm so glad I have, best wishes from Canada!

  9. That last shot is my favorite. Making the best of it indeed. Cherish each moment.

  10. A great idea for an eclectic selection of images...

  11. wow i think i really need to experience an irish summer now!! wine and cheese while relaxing in beautiful scenery!


  12. Stunning, who needs a 'good' summer, when everything looks so beautiful despite the weather?

  13. Wonderful post ..... isn't it nice to look back and see all the good in it ;)

  14. The french couple is my favorite photo as well. A true inspiration. When the world gives you lemons, make lemonade or at the very least have a picnic at the shore.

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