Imagining the Emerald Isle

I’ve said for a long time now that I want to visit Ireland.  The rolling hills, the amazing coastlines, the castles, the leprechauns.  That‘s right, I said leprechauns.  I’d love to catch a glimpse of leprechaun in its natural habitat.

But seriously now, I would love to visit the Emerald Isle.  Unfortunately, travel (especially abroad) isn’t in the cards for me at the moment.  So, I’ll just have to console myself with the landscapes of my home state of Maine.  I’ve come across a few places here in Maine where I can pretend that I’m wandering the Irish countryside.

Here’s a perfect example.  One day while my mother and I were taking a walk along the Sunrise Trail between Machias and East Machias, we came across this misty vista that immediately made me think of a place I’ve never been.  Awesome how that happens sometimes, isn’t it?



I will go there someday.  Oh yes.  I will go there someday.

Until next time…




2 responses to “Imagining the Emerald Isle

  1. I hope you do get to visit. I’m from Ireland and I when I brought my Italian boyfriend to Ireland for the first time he fell in love for the second time 😉
    Wishing you all the best in your pursuit of Irish Happiness.


    • Thank you, Natalie. I also hope I get to visit Ireland someday. It’s at the top of my list, along with Japan, of places I intend to see before I die. My travel bucket list, if you will.
      So far, everything I’ve read (fact and fiction [-_^]) and all the photographs I’ve seen of Ireland just scream “YOU…VISIT…NOW!”
      And who am I to argue with that!? [^_^]


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