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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER, FLORIDA

TURTLE IN FLORIDA

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come to an end on this Labor Day, this snoozer doesn’t seem too concerned!  Taken at Busch Wildlife Center in Jupiter, Florida.  The Center is just a delight, especially for children, with lots of native wildlife including panthers, raccoons, eagles and, of course turtles.  Most of the birds, reptiles and animals were found wounded or orphaned and have been nursed back to health.  Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.  The gift shop is a wonderful source for souvenirs, stocking stuffers, and token gifts.

Copyright 2013                        Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: PUCK FAIR

KING PUCK

Down in the Kingdom of Kerry there is a new king!  Since at least 1603, the annual Puck Fair has seen a new monarch selected and feted for a three day period(10th-12th) in August.  The Puck Posse (led by an Official Goatcatcher) heads into the wilds of the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range,  to search for the perfect Puck (in Irish goat = phuic, poc, puck).  Once found, he is brought into the lovely town of Killorglin on the banks of the River Laune, crowned with a jeweled crown, kissed by the young Queen of Puck Fair and hoisted onto a 15 foot high platform, from there to observe the ensuing festivities.

Copyright 2013                      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: KILLARY HARBOUR, CO. GALWAY, SHEEP

This is Killary Harbour, the only fjord in Ireland, in County Galway.  The dramatic  fjord is 16km long and reaches depths of almost 150 feet and is a prime location for the growing of mussels.  The pretty village of Leenane  perches on its edge, the locale for the movie “The Field” starring Richard Harris.  As you can see, sheep also perch along its edges!  And they have the right of way!

Copyright 2012     Mary Jane E Clark

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