Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Irish Blooms at St. Mary's

Today for Bloom Tuesday I am in Limerick, Ireland.  One of the things I'm loving about the sights in this green country is the splash of bright color on a very cadaverous canvas. This morning we had some free time to go in search of the city.I decided to head out toward this magnificent tower I can see from my room window.



At the time I did not know we were visiting one of the oldest and most historical buildings in Limerick. This Cathedral was founded  in 1168 on the site of a palace donated by Donal Mor O'Brien King of Munster. You can read more about the history of this majestic Cathedral at : http://www.cathedral.limerick.anglican.org/
The view from the sidewalk way does not look inviting to this American Tourist but curiosity kept me a snapping away with my camera.
As I near closer to the Cathedral entrance that was once a place were soldiers sharpened their swords I began to notice the many shades of green Ireland is famous for.
If the stones of the pathway to the Catherdral porch could talk! Wouldn't it be a treat to hear of all the Kings and Princess' who had walked on them many years ago.
Bloom Tuesday

Along the stone wall tucked in between all that lushes green were some fuchsia blooming.  I am not sure what the purple flower is.  I did pick up a Irish Wild Flower book today but the only think close to the bloom discription would be Wild Thyme . I also wanted to share an image of the green that grows along rock walk ways and walls which is pictured in the bottom left of the upper collage.  Although I did not see many blooms today it was surely the greenest!

7 comments:

Cedar ... said...

give my love to the land of my ancestors!

L. D. Burgus said...

Oh wow, you are actually in Ireland. I am use to some of my blogger friends borrowing pictures from others and I didn't realize you were actually there. Your photos are wonderful. I bet the history is so interesting as it is so much older that our history over here. I will enjoy seeing all of your shots. Enjoy!

MyPlant said...

Your pictures capture something that hadnt occured to me until last year when I had spare time in Kilkenny and went fo a walk. I noticed things I has previously passed by without a thought. Someties its under our noses isnt it?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Cool, you are in Ireland! What fun! Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

Darla said...

Very nice, thank you!

Odette said...

is Ireland cold this time of the year? love the pics...
enjoy!
xoxoxoxo

Bren said...

Beautiful day in Ireland to answer your question Odette it is a low sun because we are so far north and the temp. is 8°C | 47F The clouds roll in from time to time with drizzly rain.