Friday, July 10, 2009

The Golden Hour



Talk about a room with a view! The light of the Golden Hour brought our game of Monopoly to a dead halt as everyone went outside to take in the light...

My nephew has seen a fox and an otter near our house...

Many Irish ask us what we think of Barack Obama. When we give the thumbs up, they tell us how high their hopes are for him and -- often -- how much they loathed Bush. "Always lookin' for a fight," said Liam, the farmer who lives down the road...

Read Clifton on "Grandma's Hands" and try not to shed a tear:
I can admit to being a spoiled young man. There was never a time during the first 31 years of my life that I didn't feel special when I was around them. I don't think Mildred ever yelled at me my entire life. Hurricane Katrina happened on August 29th 2005. Flood waters claimed Geraldine and Mildred's home of 50 years was washed away. On August 30th my world was a lot less bright and comfortable. There hasn’t been a good day since then that couldn’t have been better if they were here...

Ten baseball records that will never be broken. Rickey Henderson's is most at risk. The one that blows me away is Walter Johnson's 110 shutouts. Pete Alexander's 90 is next, which means that one of the greatest pitchers of Johnson's era didn't come close to him. For additional perspective, the total of the top five current career leaders comes to 119...

7 comments:

Scrumpy said...

What a magical place. Your trips make me want to go more than ever.

Rastamick61 said...

Fox and Otter sounds like a pub ! Pics are tremendous, thanks for keeping up on your trip.

Sylvia K said...

So glad you're having so a great trip! And, yes, I too, want to go more than ever! Fantastic shot!

K. said...

The whole idea of the pix is to make you want to pack your bags! I wish I could photograph the charm and wit of the people. To that end, don't miss this video on T.'s blog.

RobinB said...

Hi Paul--love the Golden Hour pic!

Ima Wizer said...

Terrific post...nice to know Irish are with us regarding how awful Bush is and how promising Obama is!
Also, nice photo, very nice....doesn't look real.
I hope T is okay, not so worried!

Premium T. said...

Oh, it's real all right! -K.