Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! I just thought I'd share some photos from our little ramble in County Wicklow yesterday. As you'll see from the photos it was a beautiful sunny day but a bit hazy at the same time.

Blessington Lakes


Mark and Adam heading away from Turlough Hill


One we want to climb in the summer! All the dark brown vegetation on the mountain is heather so this area is full of purple during the summer.


Time for a break and a little peek in the Hero Arts catalogue!


Toby decides to have a little break too!


View of the valley on the way to Glendalough


The lower lake at Turlough Hill. During non-peak hours the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) uses excess electricity to pump water from this lake to the lake at the top of the hill and releases it downwards through huge turbines inside the mountain to create electricity in times of maximum demand.


Time for another break along the way!


Blessington Lakes again...


...wish I could sandwich these two photos together and that the photos looked as good as real life - the view is just gorgeous!


Hope you've enjoyed your little trip to Wicklow!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day

17 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Hi Heather! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos of Ireland with us! I love the one with the Hero Arts catalog! Have a wonderful day...

Suzanne C said...

Happy St. Patty's Day Heather! Gorgeous & Stunning pictures! Almost could feel a cool breeze! :)

Deirdre said...

Heather, Happy St Patrick's Day - love your photos - wasn't the day just spectacular. Today in the south is grey so hopefully that will clear... but thankfully no rain. Parade starts at 1 .... would be rare to have no rain or snow on St Patrick's Day!! LOL!!!

Enjoy the day. Hugs, Deirdre
p.s. you can stitch photos together in Photoshop to make a landscape shot!

Barb said...

Heather, thank you so much for sharing the beauty that surrounds you! What a gorgeous day! Those lakes look amazing! I remember that fabulous card of yours from last year and I'm so glad you've shared it again. . .just love it! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! :)

Nat said...

Happy St Patty's day to you, enjoy the day! love seeing these photos and the ha catalog! Great card too!! :)

Lin said...

Beautiful, Heather! As is your sweet card....love the scallops! Will you take another shot when the heather is blooming for us? It would make a great header for your blog, wouldn't it?

Isha said...

Gorgeous card and lovely pics. Heather. Happy St. Patrick's day to you.

walchowDesign said...

Happy St. Patrick to you too, Heather! Love all the photos which you have taken and I love nature very much! Wish you could tell me which period of the year that's not rainy!

Anne said...

Happy St. Patty's day to you Heather! Love all of the beautiful photo's of Ireland and your card is fabulous!

diana said...

Lovely card and lovely pictures. Who says it rains all the time in Ireland!?! Happy St Patty's Day from a 1/2 Irish-Canadian Canadian!

Anette H said...

Happy St.Patty! Love the photos! Hills without snow seems sooo far away for us right now!

Rosemary said...

thank you, heather for sharing all the lovely pictures of ireland!! and your shamrock card is just adorable!

Patricia said...

So beautiful Photos and I love your card Happy St Patrick Day I celebrate too because is my saint lol =P

CinnamonSally said...

Happy St Patricks day Heather, your photographs are stunning and what a fabulous day. Great card too!!

Brenda said...

Happy St. Patricks day Heather! Thank you for Shari g these beautiful photos, just looks so wonderfully peaceful! And I adore your card, love the scalloped edges!

AnitaRex said...

Happy St Patrick's day to you! What lovely photos! So spring and so green!! I love your little stops with the catalog! LOL!!! And love your card, it's sooo perfect!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous photos, Heather! And love that you brought along your catalog for your breaks. And I remember that shamrock card - still beautiful as ever!

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