Rules Of The Irish Clothesline

Washing on the line in County Mayo

Hanging out the wash – oh how I remember the drill.  With clothes pegs (or pins) balanced precariously between my teeth, I hung shirts and skirts, hankies and socks, sheets and towels, all in neat and ordered rows. In the Ireland of my youth the clothesline dance was learned at an early age.  Today electric […]

Oreo – Our Soccer Loving Border Collie

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I love border collies. Their intensity, energy, loyalty and intelligence simply amazes me. In a previous post I introduced my love of these amazing canine companions, but I have failed to update everyone on how our very own border collie puppy, Oreo has become a really important part of our family. And here she is!  […]

Springtime In Kentucky

Kentucky Daffodil

“When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere.” ~ John O’Donohue   “What is your favorite flower?”   “Daffodils!” I answer without hesitation.   Spring has sprung in Kentucky, blossomed overnight, leaving behind all traces of the mild winter we just experienced. I am proud to report the blooming of my daffodils.  I planted them in […]

What I Miss About Ireland – Daffodils

Yellow daffodil

Photo Credit Daffodils! Why daffodils today? It’s fall, not spring. I realize I am a little out of season talking about daffodils, but if you are planning to have a “host of golden daffodils” next spring, now is the time to plant.  Photo Credit I love daffodils. They remind me of Ireland. There they flourish, […]