Thursday, March 31, 2011

Street Music



Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Uisce

Uisce, or "water" in Irish. Water is a very important component of the distilled and brewed beverages in Ireland. The phrase "uisce beatha" (pronouced "ishka baha") means "water of life" and is what the Irish call whiskey. It's also crucial to the Guinness beer brewery. Guinness Brewery, St. James' Gate, Dublin, Ireland

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cathedral Chairs


St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Monday, March 28, 2011

Book of Kells

Book of Kells, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fire!


Forge, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Silver


Near Victoria Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Steam Rising


Near Victoria Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blacksmith


Blacksmith, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bushmills Village


Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dublin Doors


North Great Georges Street, Dublin, Ireland. Happy Paddy's Day to you!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Up


Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland

Rosette


Chapel, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Giant Steps


Giants' Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
I chose this place for our group to visit for several reasons- it's a famous natural landmark... but more importantly, my paternal grandfather visited her during World War II. He died before I was born, but I have his photos. It was an awesome experience to stand where he had and have a similar experience. Amazing.

Carnlough


Carnlough, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Green


As in, the color of Emeralds... as in the Emerald Isle... Ireland! Friday! (We leave Thursday, fly all night, and arrive in Belfast on Friday.) We are taking 48 college students to Ireland, and turning them loose in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day. Am I nuts?!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Melting Snow...


Means it's spring! Yosemite National Park

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Umbrellas


Titusville, FL, waiting for the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery; Feb. 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We Have Liftoff


Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, STS 133, Feb. 24, 2011; from Titusville, FL