M A L L O R C A the beautiful.
M A L L O R C A the beautiful.
BUENOS DÍAS! Wishing all of you a flowerful day. MUAH.
Just south of Dublin is the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, a beautiful place to spend the afternoon. It’s in Enniskerry, County Wicklow and was recently voted #3 of the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic.
And let me tell you, it was lovely.
Gardens, statues, lakes, secret paths and even a pet cemetery awaits for you, to come and discover its beauty. Afterwards, drive 5 km to the Powerscourt waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall. I would recommend for you to pack a picnic, a blanket and your camera. And a cold bottle of champagne never hurt anyone. 🙂
Come on! From the gardens:
Gorgeous, right? Here’s some more gorgeousness for your eyeballs.
This picture doesn’t do this justice. There was a HUGE wall of hydrangeas – bright pink, lavender, vibrant blue and frosty white. It was like the garden threw up all colors of hydrangeas. But in a good way.
Nice shot, right?
I found the pet cemetery very charming. Some plots with more than one animal. They were loved. Dogs, cats, horses and even cows!
And I tried not to think of the scary Stephen King movie.
Everything good? I hope you enjoyed yourself at the Powerscourt Gardens. But wait! There’s more! Time to get in the car and drive to the Powerscourt Waterfall.
Don’t forget that champagne.
You are surrounded by so much nature.
Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees were planted some 200 years ago, plus Giant Redwoods which can grow up to 80m high. If you’re a bird lover keep your eye out for Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warblers. And you may even spot a Sika Deer or two that were introduced to Ireland in 1858. But of course you should know the tale – you won’t see a snake in Ireland! Those were driven out by St. Patrick.
Enjoy the Powerscourt Estate. So much fun and beauty for all ages. Now GO!
There is a storm a brewin’!
No worries, we caught shelter at a closed chiringuito and the sun came out again in 30 minutes – as it always does in Mallorca.
Top o’ the morning to you, laddies!
Reminiscing of my trip to Ireland. Good times! Good Guinness! Such nice peeps!
Now get thyself a pint and a shot of Jameson, stat. Have a blessed and lucky day!
It’s that time of the year again in Mallorca.
The almond trees are blossoming and all over the island are beautiful, white, bright pink and light pink flowers. When you drive around all you see are fields and fields of almond trees with stark white flowers filling up the the whole space. So gorgeous.
And they smell heavenly. Ahhhhhh, now cue the allergies.
Happy New Year Y’all! Let’s rock this one. Felix and I have a New Year’s Day tradition of walking on the beach near sunset. First sunset of 2017. LOVES!
How cool is this? Taken from the International Space Station, you can see Mallorca the big island at the bottom, Spain is to the right in the picture. The small (but loverly) island of Cabrera is at the top far left of Mallorca and then you can see Ibiza and further on Formentera “above” Mallorca, with Africa at the top of the picture.
I REALLY love this pic. Maybe it’s a framer?