Today I am sharing a short post to remind everyone that the sun does shine in Ireland every now and then. And when the sun does peep out from behind the clouds, it brightens up the landscape to lift those rain induced doldrums.
This past weekend the sun broke through the clouds and shone on Ireland's winter weary residents. Everyone suffering from cabin fever took to the hills. My sister sent me this lovely panoramic shot taken from Howth, overlooking Dublin Bay.
Dank, dreary and dark are the descriptors I have heard way too often when I phoned home over the past six months. Talking about the weather is an obligatory part of every Irish phone call. This Irish winter has been very long, just like our lingering American Winter 2013.
But just when you think there is never going to be an end to that interminable Irish rain, the sun finally does come out to brighten up the landscape and the soul.
I hope these photos of Howth are a reminder to everyone living in Ireland that all bad winters eventually come to an end. To those planning a trip to the Emerald Isle at some point this year I hope they give you hope that you won't be wearing your rain gear constantly during your stay.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)