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Ireland in December

Thinking about traveling to Ireland in December? Wondering what it is really like? While I am not an expert, I can share what I have found from my two trips in south County Tipperary (2012) and County Wicklow (2014). The Weather. The published average temperature is 48F. I have found that it is relatively accurate.… Continue reading Ireland in December

Bits & Baubles · Christmas in Ireland · County Wicklow · Driving · Ireland December 2014 · Travel Blog

Weather – A Frequent Topic of Conversation

As I traveled through County Wicklow a couple of days ago, I thought - now I understand why everyone talks about the weather in Ireland ... constantly.  I was driving in high winds and horizontal rain. However, it was also necessary to wear sunglasses due to the glare on the road.  I also found myself… Continue reading Weather – A Frequent Topic of Conversation

Bits & Baubles · County Antrim · County Wicklow · Ireland June 2014 · Travel Blog

Flora vs. Stone

I am obsessed.  The first time I noticed "Flora vs Stone" was December 2012. I was unprepared (and happy) for green grass in South Tipperary. It caught my attention immediately. But, what I was truly captivated by was the moss. It was everywhere ... roads, roofs and walls. In late September 2013, much of the flora… Continue reading Flora vs. Stone

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Join Me?

Benches ... they are everywhere in Ireland. They are located around many venues for those that need a place to wait on their companions. If you have been walking for a distance, they are an excellent opportunity to take a break and catch your breath. You even see them on front lawns as you are… Continue reading Join Me?

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The Story Behind the Images

It is time for a reboot of the site! My style continues to evolve. While I still work to capture that iconic ruin or landscape image, I now find myself pausing along the way. Instead of walking past a bench, a stone wall or even a tree, I stop. I take a breath and work… Continue reading The Story Behind the Images