A golden end to a golden honeymoon

I didn’t know a vacation could be this good. During our two weeks in Ireland, we explored exciting places, experienced stunning beauty, and met charming family. And Margaret and I found rest for our spirits and shared an experience that would serve as a touchstone for our new marriage.

Our last day in Ireland came. As evening fell, we decided to stroll Dublin’s streets one more time.

Dublin at golden hour

The light was delicious, golden. I got out my camera.

Dublin at golden hour

We followed streets that had become familiar to us even in our few days in this city.

Dublin at golden hour

But cast in this delicious light, we saw them anew.

Dublin at golden hour

As we walked and talked, we reflected on how fortunate we had been to have been gifted this trip, and to have been able to unplug from our lives for two solid weeks. We talked of our best memories and our favorite adventures. We wished we could have just one more day.

Dublin at golden hour

But wrapping our trip on this note, in this light, was pretty terrific.

Canon PowerShot S95

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19 responses to “A golden end to a golden honeymoon”

  1. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    These are beautiful !! Thank you for sharing them with us. How nice to remember your last day there in that warm, golden light.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks so much Nancy!

  2. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    A beautiful end befits a beautiful trip. I have enjoyed this series.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Jim! I’m sad to see it end. Writing about it helped me live in those wonderful memories a lot longer. But also, it provided easy blog fodder. I knew that when this series ended I’d have to stretch to come up with something to write about! Fortunately, it ends right as my blog’s 10th anniversary begins. There’s plenty to write about there!

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  4. DougD Avatar

    A wonderful end to the beginning. Thanks for showing us this series.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My pleasure!

  5. Nora Avatar

    Beautiful!! Lovely, warm inviting photos.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  6. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    You “painted with light” here. The best of of the series for sure!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Wow, thank you!! I was in the right place in the right time with a good tool.

  7. Photobooth Journal Avatar

    So happy for you and your wife. The light certainly was special. A lovely group of photos.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      We were enormously fortunate to have such a great trip and this great twilight walk on our last night!

      1. Photobooth Journal Avatar

        I’ve never seen Dublin like this, on any of my numerous visits. You were lucky and captured it so well.

  8. shruti502 Avatar

    Thank you for sharing the pictures!They are so radiant and beautiful.So glad to see them!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re quite welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Tooting Hustle Avatar

    Dublin is a great place to visit you are right! great blog btw, keep up the good work!

    Check out my latest blog post about my day back at University while away on my placement year in London! It’s all about working life versus student life. Hope you like it and let me know what you think!


  10. marut2017 Avatar

    jim the narration was very vivid and real and i humbly request you to keep the same pace of enthusiasm in yourself that which you had experienced while being there

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Here’s hoping my wife and I can both do that!

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