Black Valley Mountain Ring

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Photo Friday Theme – Mountain

This photo was from The Lake Hotel in Killarney, which is nestled on the lake of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake. The magnificent view has a backdrop of the mountain-ringed Black Valley and the 12th century McCarthy Mór castle ruins.

I would love to go back to explore the Killarney National Forest!

Kim

Sunset on the Hudson

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Photo Friday Theme – City

We headed into the city to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. On the drive in, I captured this shot of the Trump towers with the beautiful colors from the sun setting showing it’s reflection on the buildings and sky.

Kim

Inisheer Landscape

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Photo Friday theme – Gray

I took this shot off the coast of County Clare, Ireland when exploring the Aran Islands. We spent the day on Inisheer, the smallest of the islands.  The gray limestone throughout the island landscape is truly grand as well as the island’s many stone walls.

This photo is of grikes (crevices) in the surface. They provide moist shelter for a wide range of plants.  When the limestone pavement is covered by a thin layer of soil, patches of grass are seen, interspersed with plants like the gentian and orchids. (information from wikipedia)

Kim

Beautiful Winter Weather

Photo Friday team – Thank you for choosing this photo for this week’s spotlight. – Kim

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Photo Friday Theme – Weather

This photo was taken the morning after a snowstorm. It’s my one of my favorite days in winter when we have new snow and then a bright and sunny day. The morning light really showcases the snow-covered branches.

Preparing for more snow in a few days… hopefully will get another morning like this one! – Kim

Destination Paradise

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Photo Friday – Paradise by Kim

I was so happy to have a few days to go on a photo adventure with my friend and fellow blogger Diane. Don’t be surprised to see many Florida Keys photos from both of us as the waters are so incredible to capture!

This little spot of paradise was taken in Key Largo, Florida facing on the bay side.

Walk About

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Photo Friday Theme – On A Walk by Kim

One of our favorite travels and most beautiful walks in Ireland was the Donegal Bay Coast. We visted the Glencolmcille Folk Village where we were immersed into traditional Irish culture. We had the opportunity to learn gaelic football, playing music and of course dance.

My husband and daughter took a great hike to one of the martel towers at a cliff’s edge …on a walk to remember.

A Favorite Moment

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BEST OF 2014 – by Kim

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

I wouldn’t rate this as my best photo of the year, but love the moment that was created between my daughter and pup in the snow. Wishing everyone a very blessed New Year!

Tiny Creature

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TINY by Kim

This photo brought back fun memories of a trip to Monterey while visiting my friend Pauline and her family. After spending the day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, our girls explored the coastline finding tiny crabs, and fish.

I love Danica’s expression with her little crabby friend!