Afloat 3: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin; A Pet Turtle in Bacolod

More on the WordPress Photo Challenge, AFLOAT.

Self took the first two pictures when she was in Dublin, May 2014. It was her first time ever to Ireland. She walked along Grafton Street, met author Catherine Dunne for lunch at Bewley’s, then walked around St. Stephen’s Green.

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The water in the lake had a sort of mineral quality that self has never seen anywhere else.

And this is a picture of Manong Freddie’s pet turtle in Bacolod. Turtles bring good luck:

Manong Freddie's pet turtle

Manong Freddie’s pet turtle

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Afloat 2: Swans and Other Waterfowl, Ireland 2014

Still in Minneapolis! The sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day. Here’s my second set of posts on the WordPress Photo Challenge this week, AFLOAT.

Self was in Ireland in May and June 2014. Until that time, her knowledge of swans was entirely derived from the fairy tales she read as a child. But in Ireland, swans were everywhere, even in Dublin. The first picture was taken when self was on the road to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. That day (in May) was blustery and cold. A single swan powered itself across a choppy lake. And did it amazingly fast.

The next two pictures were taken in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

A Swan Powers Across an Irish Lake, Seen on the Way to Annaghmakerrig

A Swan Powers Across an Irish Lake, Seen on the Way to Annaghmakerrig

St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

More of St. Stephen's Green

More of St. Stephen’s Green

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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