We Have Arrived

We arrived in a dark and drizzly Dublin at 5:00am this morning. A bit early, especially having missed a night’s sleep. Why so early? A very good question, but that is the only flight from Boston at this time of year. Luckily there was a cafe open at the airport and we were able to get some coffee and wait for the dawn.
We then went into Dublin.

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We had booked a room at Staunton’s on the Green. St. Stephen’s Green that is. It was still too early for our room to be ready so we dropped our luggage and since it had stopped raining, went for a walk.

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The first thing I noticed was that the trees still have their leaves…look at the colors!
The next thing I noticed was..

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..the primroses are blooming! Here are pink ones, but there were red ones, blue ones and yellow ones. And there were pansies blooming as well. What a delight!
St. Stephen’s Green is a lovely green space. So important in a city with all the traffic noises and manmade structures to have a piece of nature.

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Look at this gnarly old tree.

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And this lovely stone bridge arching across the water.

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The golden leaves reflected in and floating on the pond.

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Ducks paddling about.

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These friendly pigeons came to see if we had food. Sorry, maybe tomorrow!

A walk in the fresh air was exactly the right thing to do. After the plane and the airport and the car ride into Dublin, it was invigorating to be out in the fresh air in such a peaceful setting.

As we walked back to our hotel to see if our room was ready, we passed this.

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A window box with lobelia still in bloom! I thought coming this late in the year I would miss the lobelia….what a pleasant surprise!

Tomorrow we will venture into the city and spend some time visiting the sights, but for today, for me, this lovely green space, is enough.

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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5 Responses to We Have Arrived

  1. wspines says:

    Patti
    The pictures are great, sounds like you had a great flight, Dublin looks great.
    Thanks for sharing
    carole

  2. pattigail says:

    It has been a long day and not being a city girl, the park seemed so welcoming!

  3. Joanne Gregoire says:

    Glad you had a safe flight. It’s nice to see the ‘real’ Ireland. Keep the pictures coming!
    Joanne

  4. I remember St. Stephens Green from my 2007 trip.. lovely area. Sent you a pub to check out in Dublin, where the Guinness is a pouring… Glad you arrived safe and sound and the weather is cooperating so far.. Enjoy.

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