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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: DECEMBER SUNRISE IN MOYNALTY

DECEMBER SUNRISE

The information accompanying this photo tells me that I took it on 17 December 2013 (one of my 5 my beautiful sisters’, Carole’s, birthday) at 8:42:39.   Sunrise at that hour I can handle.  2 months later, today, sunrise was at 7:37.  And it will just keep coming earlier and earlier until June 22, the Summer Solstice.  Because Ireland is so far north, the summer nights are very short and the days quite long.  In the summer, the “lighting up time” (when you need to turn your driving headlights on) can be 11 p.m. or later!  And, the sky starts lightening again by 4 a.m.  I wear a sleep mask!

Copyright 2014                     Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT

FIRST CUT 2012,IRELAND

Ah, soon…………..this was the first cut of hay last year in Moynalty, County Meath.  Soon, soon……………  In the meantime, I’m guiding a small group of tourists through the west and north of Ireland, which are very much overlooked regions of this magical country.  I’m in Lisdoonvarna tonight (County Clare)  , Kilronan on the Aran Island of Inis Mor_(County Galway) tomorrow then on to Connemara……………….

 

Copyright  2013     Mary Jane  E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: KINGSFORT RAINBOW

KINGSFORT RAINBOW

This is one of the things I miss when I spend the winters in Florida, rather than at home in Moynalty, Ireland.  Yes, it rains a lot but the compensation is the abundance of rainbows.  It often rains in the afternoon, when the sun is in the front of the house, so I look out the back windows and BEHOLD!  The glorious rainbow appears and if you look carefully, there is a second one above it.

I know there are also rainbows in Florida, but I live in a townhouse with limited windows, in a complex with 3 story buildings all around and in a town with lots of structures to obscure them.  However, I am on a golf course, a 5 minute walk from the beach and blessed in so very many ways.  And I can store up my rainbow and sunrise/sunset mental (and digital!)  images then pull them out whenever needed!  Life is good.

Copyright 2013                         Mary Jane E Clark

 

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: COUNTY MEATH SUNRISE

Accidental Sunrise

Like virtually every sunrise I see, this one is accidental!  Not being a morning person, I see many more sunsets but happened to be up early one morning in October.  This struck me so much that I had to grab a sweater, my camera and shoes and go out into the backyard to shoot it.  Taken at Kingsfort, County Meath, Ireland.

Copyright 2012                        Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CO. MEATH LAUGHING HORSE

NEAR TRIM, COUNTY MEATH

Is he laughing at me???  Having grown up in a horse racing town (Saratoga Springs, NY), you’d think I’d know.  He was just outside Trim, County Meath, Ireland.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CO. MEATH SUNSET

KINGSFORT RADIANCE

KINGSFORT RADIANCE

This was taken in late afternoon last October, following a heavy hail storm.  The skies had been so dark and stormy that I was surprised when I looked out the kitchen window and saw the sun break through.  Even though it was still raining, I ventured out onto the patio and captured this view of the lane leading to my home in Moynalty, County Meath, Ireland.

Copyright 2012                         Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CO. MEATH AUTUMN

IRISH AUTUMN

When you think of autumn, you may think of flaming orange and crimson trees.  And when you think of Ireland, you may think of endless fields of green.  Both are beautiful sights.  As is this view from my kitchen window near Moynalty, County Meath, Ireland.  Even with the slight mist and glowering grey sky, the vibrancy of the redthorn bush, the golden yellow of the remaining birch leaves, the sparkling white of the berries and, of course, the legendary emerald fields offers a most pleasing vista.

I have no idea what kind of birds those are but they arrive in flocks and now, 2 days later, the bush is decimated of its berries!

Copyright 2012           Mary Jane E Clark

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