Tag Archives: weather

Day #284 Storm’s a-coming

As a New Englander, I have a little bit of an instinctive condescending reaction to the way the Irish view weather. I have experienced both hurricanes and nor’easters when living in the US, which means I have dealt with rain, wind, and snow. The first two are synonymous with Ireland weather. When it comes to…

Day #280 The Snail’s Tale

This morning was one of those not quite completely miserable but still utterly unpleasant Irish mornings. The temperatures were warm but the drizzle drenched everything without actually forming much in the way of rain drops. Struggling with a rain cover for the stroller, while standing in the rain, is one of those things that can…

Day #250 Headwinds

Ever drive past a farm countryside and notice cows all clustered together in one part of the field? Or see them all lying down facing the same direction and wondered what it meant? I’ve heard it said often enough that an experienced farmer in tune with his land and animals can tell the coming weather…

Day #236 Perseverance

I almost made it home tonight before the rain really started coming down. Almost. The slight drizzle hung around for a while and was easy to ignore, but as I was hurrying home I could tell the rain was picking up. But it was ok, I was only a few minutes away from being home…

Day #221 Breathing space

I promised the story of the blanket forts, but unfortunately with all the travel, unpacking, tired post-holiday toddler crank, and all the stuff to do before returning to work tomorrow I simply can’t do it justice today. So have a green photo essay study of rain drops on plants that I took on while on…

Day #215 The desolation of Doolin

Yesterday has been a lot of much needed nothing. A laid back, slow, do-nothing sort of day needed to recover from the madness of pre-holiday chaos, packing, traveling, etc. It was also a day where I mostly spent hiding from everyone (including my own kid) and feeling generally unsociable and uncharitable thanks to a persistent…

Day #148 Through the mist

This morning was bright and sunny, however it took a bit longer than usual to burn off the early morning mist, creating a bit of a surreal landscape where the nearby buildings, and trees looked physically solid and three dimensional, while the taller structures in the distance (mostly the current crop of construction cranes and new high rises) took…

Day #124 And then the giraffes started to dance

A lot of candidates for happy moments today. I got a bit of a lie in. I went to the spa for a massage. The weather was sunny and glorious. Best thing hands down, however, was Hawkeye at the zoo. We went for a short visit in the afternoon. It was well after 3pm but…

Day #103 A Grand Soft Day

It is crisp and breezy. The trees around the worn out basketball court are rustling (actually, I want to use my favourite word that I learned from Terry Pratchett here – susurrating). The sky is mostly grey but is occasionally punctuated by diffused sunshine that makes it through the thinner parts of the cloud cover.…