Friday, April 03, 2009

Beautiful days!

The days had turned cold again for a spell but now it almost seems as if summer has come! It was so warm yesterday (60 degrees F!) that I took a walk without my coat on for the very first time this year! It felt glorious!! However, they all warn me that in Ireland, it is extremely unpredictable and it could feel like the dead of winter again next week! So I am enjoying these days while they are here. 

I have had some pictures compiling up that are somewhat random but will give you a good idea of what we have been up to the past few weeks. So here we go...

Last Sunday we took a walk on the beach in County Donegal after worshiping with the Killult Christian Fellowship (wonderful people!). It was so windy that the sand was blowing in my eyes and ears! But what a gorgeous place!

More signs of spring are found in the hedges lining every field as they clothe themselves in brilliant yellow. 

I meet some wonderfully friendly creatures on my walks up our lane. 

This is Molly and she is my buddy and faithfully follows me on most of my walks. 

And the chickens! They give us yummy fresh eggs every week, bless their souls! (Wait, chickens don't have souls, do they?) Anyway, we are grateful to my wonderful in-laws for so generously sharing in their weekly harvest!

And last of all, a tribute to THE BIKE. (*moment of silence*)
A few weeks ago, David decided that it was time to sell his Honda Fireblade sports bike. So now it's gone and the shed looks very empty...sort of sad and lonely actually. He was very brave about it, even though he still can't help his gaze from following any and every bike that we pass on the road. It was an amazing bike and served him well for seven years. 
DISCLAIMER: I had nothing to do with him choosing to sell this bike! I even encouraged him to really think about whether he should sell it. (Although, deep down I am thankful that he did because of all the horror stories you hear about bike accidents.) Anyway, just felt the need to make that clear! :)


♥ Craig & Jessica ♥ said...

I sure enjoy reading your updates! What an interesting place! You are looking great...and poor David! Craig also liked David's bike and can hardly believe he got rid of it!!

Benjamin Sahlstrom said...

Nice bike! And Melanie! I love your pictures!

Karen said...

You're so funny Mel! The pictures are so beautiful; spring in Ireland looks so inviting! :)

Marilyn said...

The weather in Ireland sounds like MN. It was in the 50's then the next day we were back to the mid 30's. Yeah for being able to go for a walk without a coat! :o)

Sam and Melissa Sahlstrom said...

Thank you for the post! It warms my heart just to read your words. I can just about hear your voice speaking them! Tell David that we are amazed at his choice to sell the bike, but he proves to be more macho because of it. True commitment to family priorities! Before you know it though, he will be riding his kids' bike. Strange how that happens so fast!