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  • in reply to: Christmas Card post here! #5316123 Report Abuse
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    I, too, just got your card today with the seeds, Tina.  THANK YOU!  I’ve yet to begin making out my cards but it’ll happen soon.


    in reply to: Scriptures for yesterday and today…..(Red) #5316122 Report Abuse
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    Good morning Brother Red.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  God Bless!

     


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    Today’s last photo shows some of the very, very old graves behind the church.  The grounds were well kept and yet you can see by the ‘stone-flowers’ on the crypt walls, that these stones have been here a very, very long time.  The inscription’s on the one closest to the camera were engraved into the top of the flat top of the grave.

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    The church Belfry was cut off in my previous pix, but this shows it WITH A CROW/RAVEN peeking out from behind the bell-tower.  They were a pair that was busy building a new nest tor raise some young there.  I would have loved to hear that old bell ring!

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    This was the old church I toured while waiting for the return of my son from the hilltop Castle.  This church was STILL holding services and people were still being buried in the little cemetery that surrounded the church and inside a fieldstone wall.  I didn’t get into the church (though I would have loved to have) but walked around the grounds, instead, and got pix there.

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    My son finally made it up to the top and as he stood in a window in the castle, my telephoto was able to catch a pix of him doing it.  The little ‘specs’ to the right of these ruins, are crows/ravens that were so active and nest-building and weren’t bothered by our presence.

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    My telephoto lens let me take this photo of the ruins from down below it.  It doesn’t look like much is left, but my son went up and walked around it and took his own photo’s of this place.  Walking in such a place as old as this, sure could give you a sense of continuity with the age’s.

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    This dual language sign (English and Gaelic) tells us that this castle was built in the 12th Century ON THE RUINS OF ANOTHER that was built in the 9th Century.  NOW THAT IS OLD!  I didn’t dare try the climb to the castle, but my son did while I stayed and toured the grounds of the old church we’d parked beside.

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    Having found the castle ruins, we parked beside a VERY OLD church that was at the base of the mountain (?) it was built on.  This sign tells us its name and that it is a National Monument and has been stabilized by the government to help prevent further decay.

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    As we continued our drive to our first exploration of an ancient ruins of a castle, this photo was taken of the typical roadways you’d travel off the expressways.  NO shoulders; close hedges and narrow blacktop roads often made for extremely watchful driving, as the local drivers often were quite FAST as they were used to them….and we weren’t.

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    Sharon, your hodge-podge is very interesting and Whitten is similar to my first post, this morning.  Carols birds, butterfly’s and blooms are also so wonderfully clear and sharp.  I’ll continue my Ireland trip today again.  After we left our first hotel, we stopped at a little country store/gas station for some things and I took this photo of a typical Irish homestead that was across the road.  Note the double chimneys and the wall so close to the road.  It’s a one-story home and looks cozy and neat and well cared for.

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    Good morning Sharon and my BYC friend’s!  Hope all of you are in good health and had a great Thanksgiving.  Some of us may feel like this post, this morning.

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    in reply to: A prayer please for Sherry's Charlie, #5315706 Report Abuse
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    Add my prayer’s for a quick diagnosis and treatment, to get Charlie back on his feet and on the road to good Health!  Prayer’s for Sherry as well as she impatiently waits for news of what is wrong.  Give her the peace and patience to wait upon the Lord for the Answer’s!


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    Today’s last photo is of the back of our rental car we had to change to at the airport.  We’d never heard of a “SKODA” auto before but learned it was made in Czechoslovakia and was a diesel engine auto.  One tank of gas took us clear across Ireland and half way back and even then we didn’t really need gas as it was only half empty.  A comfortable RIGHT-HAND DRIVE car, that took us down many roads to many adventure’s and wonderful sights.  We did gas up that one time and when we turned in the car at the end of our vacation, the gas gauge still read FULL!  EXCELLENT mileage!

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    As we left to begin our second day of adventure, this was the road we drove to reach our first hotel.  From the elegance of the hotel, we thought there would have been a bigger road leading to it, but THIS is what was what we drove to get to the hotel.  A bit narrow and note the lack of ANY shoulders to the roadsides.  Most of the roads in Ireland’s back country, were like this.  The freeways were like ours, though.

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