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Ireland – Day 3

Ireland – Day 3 The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water. – Oscar Wilde – in “Lillie” Well I really wanted to write about the small differences and customs that we have observed, whether they are European, Irish, or Dublin. Such as, in all places we have eaten, they use white pepper. You shake the holder, look at your food, see nothing so you shake some more. This goes on until you realize its white pepper. Once you taste your food, you remember to do that only once. Unlike looking the...

Ireland – Day 1

Ireland – Day 1 The photographer is like the cod, which lays a million eggs in order that one may be hatched. George Bernard Shaw When I titled our itinerary our “Irish Adventure”, it was not a phrase I gave much thought to. Be careful what ye write! If I had given thought it would be to imply minor culture differences like beds with thick down covers but no top sheet, or trying to remember to look in the opposite direction for traffic before stepping off the curb. It wouldn’t imply goofus putting plane reservations under Jim and then using a passport with James, alerting Homeland Security and causing...

Today’s the Day

Today’s the Day “We wish that we could spend an hour at Dublin’s churning surf We’d love to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf To see the thatching of the straw the women glean We will walk from Cork to Larne to see the forty shades of green” Author – see below Today is the big day. Like a child before their first day of school, we are looking toward the next three weeks with excitement and trepidation. We have read extensively, watched DVD’s and talked to others who have visited the Emerald Isle. As widely as we have traveled North America, there...

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