Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday

I know that to some of you, this might not look like much of a summer picture, but it was not a bad day (for Ireland).
This was taken on a recent visit to Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland. Newgrange, or Brú na Bóinne (Mansion of the Boyne) is a prehistoric passage tomb, 5000 years old. Yes, it pre-dates even the Pyramids and Stonehenge.
I'm planning to do a full post on my trip, soon. This was the view from the hilltop where the tomb is located
And an interesting twist to this post is that it was Robin, who hosts Summer Stock Sunday who made me aware of the significance of Newgrange, following her post on it when she visited Ireland! even though I've lived one hour's drive away from it, and my friend lives 20 minutes walk from it, I had never been.
Through Robin's eyes, I saw my own country differently.

"One does not see anything until one sees its beauty" Oscar Wilde

For more Summer Stock or to join in, click on the link at the top of this post, and you'll be transported to Robin's tropical island.


  1. ahhhh so green and lovely
    the quote is wonderful

  2. Oh, yes! We were really impressed by Newgrange. The wisdom and skill of those early builders to create such an amazing work is mind-boggling. I could easily see why this would be the land to be celebrated by poets and kings alike.

    That looks quite green and summery to me. And knowing our climate, you can see why we were never fazed by the spells of Irish rain and mists while there.

  3. This is such a fantastic photo with its layers of color and texture and the two sheep so symmetrically grazing away like mirror-twins.

    Having a wee bit of Irish in me, I do hope one day to visit your beautiful country. I know there is so much there to enjoy. And I am looking forward to your further posts on Newgrange!

  4. Ireland looks like a beautiful country. I'm glad Robin visited so she could help you see clearly. Wonderful layers in your photo.

  5. It's an incredible place, isn't it? I'm so glad you've been to visit :).

    PS Did you see all sorts of sheep roaming the hillside? They were all newborn lambs when we were there. So sweet, and so fun to watch as they played, too.

    My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

  6. oh, that's just lovely! isn't it nice when our friends can help us see old things new again? great shot, it looks pretty summery to me!

  7. You are so fortunate to live in a country filled with such beauty!

  8. It looks so beautiful. I love Ireland. I was there in 2009 with my family and I can't wait to go back. We were in Dublin only a half a day. We flew in to Dublin and then went to County Wicklow, then Kinsale, then Galway. I can't wait to go back to Ireland!

  9. This is fresh, green and beautiful. Never been in Irland, but I wish some day.

    Thanks for your concern about my country.

    Hope you have a nice Summer week!

  10. Through Robin's eyes, I saw my own country differently.


  11. I loved this. Isn't it often true that visitors help us to see everything -- even our own lives -- differently? I remember when we'd have visitors in China, I would always see China differently -- remember all the interesting things about it that had become everyday to me. It was very illuminating.

    Five thousand years old! Wow, that almost boggles the mind!