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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A golden end to a golden honeymoon

Our Irish honeymoon ended on a golden evening in Dublin.


19 thoughts on “A golden end to a golden honeymoon

  1. Nancy Stewart says:

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

    • 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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  3. 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

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