My Best Shot

Gather ye flowers while ye may

August 05, 2007

While traveling alone in Ireland this past June, I happened to snap this photo from the side of the road in County Galway. The weather had been beautiful, but you can see the dark clouds starting to creep up in the picture. Traveling in Ireland does require a certain Zen ability to make the most of the good weather you do get and stoically accept the frequent rains that keep the country green. I always feel a little badly for visitors to the country who get shuttled from one major attraction to another on buses and whose itineraries allow little time for finding the beauty in a clump of wildflowers on the edge of a country road.

Catherine McCubbin, Parkville

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