|A pretty rainbow starting behind the Twelve Bens mountains.|
Fascinating Fact of the Day About Ireland
“Despite what many
tourists believe about the Irish and our drinking habits, drinking in public is
actually illegal across Ireland. The only day of the year when this law is
slightly bent is on St. Patrick’s Day when there simply aren’t enough police
officers to monitor the one million-plus tourists on the streets of Dublin. The
law is a fairly new one, only coming into place in September 2009. It is also
illegal to be drunk in a pub…but that’s a law that’s rarely enforced!”
|Mom and calf resting on a sunny morning.|
|Tom’s huge fish and chips dinner from Flaherty’s Seafood in Carna. Great leftovers!|
|Big brown cow.|
|Cow on a hill.|
|“Estimates vary of the percentage of natural beef cattle births that produce twins. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5 percent or 1 in every 200 births. Approximately one-half of the sets of twins should contain both a bull and a heifer calf.”|
|Cattle are curious creatures and often look at us when driving past.|
|Cattle in the pasture along our driveway.|
|“Donkeys are a traditional part of Irish rural life. There’s something appealing about donkeys. Their long ears, the dark rings around their eyes and their shaggy coats create an image that endears them to us. They fit into the category of “amiable animal”, along with hedgehogs, red squirrels, and pandas.” For information on adoption from the Donkey Sanctuary in Ireland, please click here.|
|Almost one million cattle are slaughtered for consumption in Ireland each year.|
|Cattle are rather photogenic.|
Sure, when we see how much space the ice cube trays take, even stacked inside one another, we could think twice about packing them. But, as I often say, some items are simply worth the trouble.
|We spotted this pheasant on a stone wall in Carna.|
I am still hoping to feel better by Thursday. The side effects of stopping the two medications are taking their toll on me. Hopefully, soon, that will improve. For now, I’m ok, well enough to fly and board a cruise. From there, we’ll see how it goes.
May your Monday be grand!
|Where in the world would one drive down a road to encounter this site outside their car window? For more photos, please click here.|