Colours, Light, Sea and Mountains  

macker1965 60M/42F
851 posts
5/7/2006 1:25 pm

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Colours, Light, Sea and Mountains

Travelled back home this evening. The sea (full tide) to the right, the fields and all their colours to the left and my mountain straight ahead.

The colours! greens, purples, yellows, oranges and all the other colours you can think off. What caught my eye was the collours of what I would have considered to have been weeds or nuisance shrubs that grow in fields. We have a weed or shrub called a 'whin bush' (may be called something different in other parts of the country) but the colours are spectacular. I'm ashamed to say that as a kid we used to set them alight around easter as a kind of bonfire fest.

The light. The sky was clear. The reflection of the sun on the mountain, on the fields and on the sea. There's something about sunset, dusk that brings with it a special lighting to the earth.

The sea was peaceful. Inviting. Calm. Lapping against the shore.

My mountain was as it always is. Calm, reliable, colourful, standing proud.

I have this warm feeling. Would love to share it with someone special.


mm0206 68F
7767 posts
5/7/2006 1:42 pm

Macker I have always heard that the sunlight in Ireland was different than any where else in the world.

I can only say it must have been inspiring to grow up in a land that is so beautiful and rich in history and legend....
It is my dream ... you know... to visit there someday.
Just to walk the lanes and fields and feel connected to the land... that land.
I dont know why other than the connection to my families, that is sets a burning desire in my heart to be on those shores.
I see pictures and recognise them...
I hear tales and know in my heart sometime I had heard them before...

My friend that died, his sole purpose to buy a large sailing ship and we were going to sail to Ireland. For someone so afraid of the ocean he made me feel peaceful about it all and his 'by' word one he would name his boat was ...'Reaching for Cork'
It always made me have goosebumps when he said with such fervor and conviction.... I hope he made it, he loved Ireland as much as I do and opened so much of the Irish cultural aspects here in the states to me.
I am sorry I rant on ...

macker1965 replies on 5/7/2006 1:54 pm:

You can rant on to me anytime

If it's your dream to come to Ireland then come. I would love to see you; and you're right; it is a magical, wonderful land; it's a pity so many of us Irish don't realise it.

I'm still waiting for that patio storey!!


HBowt2 58F

5/7/2006 2:42 pm

you make it sound magical's good to have special places and better again to have someone to share them with...did you ever get to go to your other special place yet.....I do hope you find what you are looking for soon....

macker1965 replies on 5/7/2006 3:08 pm:

Special places are special, but special places shared with special people are magical.

Plan to go to my special place soon. Would be nice to share the experience; but if not I'll savour the magic that is that magical place.


SxyCrazyCool 38F

5/7/2006 7:30 pm

Oh wauw... Well.. *smile*.. thank you for sharing that with me I feel special now!

I love nature and the beauty of it.. I've seen sights that made me cry... I've seen documentaries on Ireland.. It must be an amazing country.. certainly one that I shall visit some time.. It's not that far from where I live even... *smile*... I'd love to see your mountain...


macker1965 replies on 5/7/2006 8:30 pm:

It is a special and amazing country, to me anyway. Hopefully you will see my mountain someday. Look me up if you ever get this far.


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