Frost and Trees

Looking outside this morning there was some frost on the roof and ground and the windscreen of the car was frozen. Too lazy to scrap off the ice, I grabbed the camera and we went for a walk to town instead.

It’s springtime (officially since yesterday :)) here in Ireland and most of the livestock is back out on green pastures. The view passed the estate sure looked like sheep were grazing in the distance. As we were walking down the street, the picture became much clearer. There were also a few horses on the field across the road.

2017-03-21 Sheep 1

The snowdrops are gone by now and made way to daffodils, primroses, tulips, lovely little white and blue ground covering plants and purple hyacinths. Everywhere and in about every kind of container flowers were showing their best side.

On our way back home I took another picture of a kind of tree that I never thought would grow in Ireland. In Florida, yes, but in Ireland? Palm trees in Ireland? How amazing is that!? Some say they are here because of the mild climate. Others say that these trees had been imported and replanted by people who wanted a Mediterranean touch on the Emerald Isle. There are quite a few opinions about in which part/s of Ireland palm trees will grow: some say they have to be placed in the South-West, others say they only grow in the North-West, I know for sure that these trees grow here — in the Sunny South East of Ireland — as well.

2017-03-21 KM road 1

About Carmen W.

I'm a helpmate, homemaker, mom, and writer, who was born and raised in Germany but is now living in Ireland. I love to study, read and write about the Christian faith, homemaking, home education, music, and dog training.
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