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Purple flowers, Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway. May 2, 2012

 

Awed by nature’s force and power
that threw up and cooled
columns of wonder,
I found time to be equally awed
by a more delicate, transient beauty.

The Giant’s Causeway
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
2 May 2012

 

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Purple flowers, Old Bushmill Distillery

Bushmills, May 2, 2012

 

Purple paints the petal edges
of a flower that graces the grounds
of the Old Bushmill Distillery.

County Antrim
Northern Ireland
2 May 2012

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Purple flowers,Carrick-a-Rede

Carrick-a-Rede, May 2, 2012

On the trip to Belfast,
the bus stopped at the
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
The bridge remained uncrossed,
but the views were enjoyed
including this solitary flower.

Carrick-a-Rede
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
2 May 2012

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Purple flowers, Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus, May 2, 2012

Delicate purple flowers,
take root among stones:
life.

2 May 2012
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

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Giant’s Causeway

 

Remembering the trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland from earlier this year.

Revisiting the photos.

Still amazed by the Giant’s Causeway.

02 May 2012
Giant’s Causeway

 

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Never grow old

My spirit soared and my heart broke at the same time today.

Songs by Tommy Sands have a way of doing that to me

Sands wrote “You Will Never Grow Old” for his brother Eugene (“Dino”) who died young, way too young, in a 1975 car accident. 

Lines from the chorus spoke to me of members of my family and of friends:

You will never grow old
But you’ll always be growing
In our hearts, in our minds
In the home you left behind

Amen.

See you along the Trail.

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Purple flowers, Titanic Memorial Garden, Belfast City Hall

A few days back I posted a photo of some purple flowers from the Central Park Zoo. These purple flowers (again I don’t know their name) grace the Titanic Memorial Garden outside of Belfast City Hall. The new Titanic Belfast held little attraction. But we had scheduled a meeting with our friend Zoe at Belfast City Hall. We arrived early and the garden seemed a good place to visit while we waited – a place of beauty, remembrance, serenity – and purple flowers.

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