Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An Irish Christmas

Many people have been asking me what it is like to celebrate Christmas over here in Ireland, so I thought I would do a few posts to actually show you. This is what Ireland looks like at Christmas time...green, green, GREEN!!!
Our house is down there among all those other white ones. This hill that I have climbed is called Sollus, which means "light" and overlooks our valley.

On the road up, I felt as if I were walking in a beautiful green fairy land...

They say that you can see Scotland from the top. Can't say that I did but I guess I wouldn't really know if I had. Anyway, it certainly is a breathtaking view! 
AND!! you know that song..."the holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown..."? Well on Sollus, they grow together, intertwining themselves together. So lovely! 
So Merry Christmas everyone! 
From David and Melanie in Ireland
More Christmas posts to come!


♥ Craig & Jessica ♥ said...

How beautiful! I SO enjoy seeing your photos! I hope your Christmas is perfect!

Merry Christmas!

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Have a really special blessed Christmas too! Thanks for a taste into another cultures Christmas! Blessings to you both!

Erica said...

Breathtaking photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures Melanie! Did you deck your halls with boughs of holly? :)

Have a Merry Christmas!

Annika Sahlstrom said...

Wow! The picture of the road with the sun shining makes me want to ride horse down the path with the wind in my hair. I love looking at your pictures.