Thursday, September 1, 2011

Walking to Callingford

I have always really enjoyed walking in new places.  Ireland didn’t really offer that as much when we stayed in Dublin but our little house that we stayed in this time offered little roads that were an absolute joy to walk on.  I particularly loved the wonderful flowers along the path to Callingford.  The frequent rain made things very healthy but it also made us appreciate when the sun broke through and shined brightly on us…I think that the butterflies agreed with us.  I would think that butterflies seldom got to fly with all the rain.  We walked for some distance and came upon this delightful scene.  I loved the countryside and quaint sculptures that sometimes graced the gates.  Gabby felt that she was in heaving seeing horses like thisand they really were enjoyable to see.  Both horses and sheep seemed to have little ones about so that was a real treat.  We were pleasantly surprised to find an old church alongside the road.  This is the country for old structures and the matchless beauty of the Irish countryside.  I really like taking pictures of doors, the front of this church was closed up tight.  I wish I could have seen the sun shining through these windows from the inside.  The old bell gets some modern help to be heard.  The roads say you should drive carefullybut some people drove down them very quickly and there were no sidewalks so you had to be very careful.  Not surprisingly mushrooms abound if you’re willing to look for them.  Now we come to a close with the Ireland pictures that I have.  Use care on the road of life that you find yourselffor sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a freight train coming your way!  Faith is the most precious thing we can ever have and the best defense of faith is investing it where ever you can.  Faith derails those freight trains that would otherwise bring ruin to you.  I can testify of that for sure.


  1. What wonderful pictures Joe. Thank you for another glimpse of Ireland,

    I very much like your last paragraph.

  2. Those were just great Joe. The tour of Ireland I'll never get to see in person. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for sharing all of the photos which I really enjoyed very much.
    Slow Sign on the road: some people who drive fast but I guess no fine from the police:-)
    You have a nice day,

  4. Oh how perfect a thing to say about Faith! Yes..I can also attest to that especially during the worst of my affliction. My legs were a far worse problem than my broken wrist and I put all my faith and knowledge in Him, in the Lord and simply asked for mercy..meaning to get thru it..not to avoid it. I knew this was all for a reason and it helped me know what I'm made of after all..not just words..but faith and action as well.

    Beautiful walk you took us on..always is, my dear friend.

  5. Hi Joe,

    As always, I enjoyed looking at your awesome pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Great paragraph at the end of your post too.

    Have a good weekend. God Bless - Nita.

  6. Hi Joe. The old church is just calling me and I see it did you and your family as well. How beautiful. Stunning in fact. So much history and so much to see. Oh someday I hope and if not Im enjoying your view.
    Where would we all be with out faith.. Not too far.
    Have a lovely weekend Joe. Were finally getting some heat here.
    Beautiful photos again and words.

  7. Just wish I had been there to share the experiences with you and your family.... Great shots Joe....

  8. Oh I love your horses photos. Love the old church. What pleasant surprises alway lay waiting when on your walks. May your walks continue to be so blessed. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

  9. Hi Joe, I enjoyed the walk and you are a great tour guide. The pictures are lovely, and I loved your last paragraph concerning the light at the end of the tunnel , could be a freight train. I have had a few of those experiences in life, as we all have from time to time. It is Faith and God's Mercy that got me through those times in my life. Faith, for us as Christians is really Trusting Jesus, not only for our Salvation, but in every area of our lives. Sometimes God will use a Freight Train experience to draw us closer to Him , and it can make us stronger for what lies down the road or at the next tunnel. Those times in our lives sometimes turn out to be Blessings, even if we don't understand the reasons behind it all. God is Good no matter what. He is our Rock. All other ground is sinking sand.

    Sorry Joe, I didn't mean to write a blog. Ha!
    I really love your pictures but the horses are my favorite. I just love horses and love to see them with their fowls. Thank you again for all you share. Thanks also for your visits and comments.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Dianne :)

  10. Enjoying all your pictorals and words, always interesting from your faith travels("-")