On Saturday we got out and about with our cameras for the start of spring in Ireland. I just love spring. Everything is so new and fresh and new life is budding and popping up everywhere.
|Daffodils glowing in the spring sunshine|
The day was glorious with blue skies and sunshine and all around were signs of spring: fields filled with new born lambs bouncing around, watched over by their plump mothers not yet divested of their heavy winter coats; the sunshine yellow of daffodils dotting roadsides and hillsides glowing against the budding greenery; the sun lighting up the beautiful scenery like some celestial spotlight; and the fresh, warm breeze blowing gently.
|Sheep protecting their lambs|
|Balwen sheep and lambs|
After a lovely morning and early afternoon taking photographs we returned home where I finished making the Irish Stew I had started earlier. One of the ingredients I added toward the end of cooking was leeks.
And as I added the leeks to the Irish Stew, it occured to me that the day had had a sort of Welsh slant to it: daffodils, Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep and leeks. Sometimes you'd just never guess where the events and sights of the day will take you!