One thing I will miss, especially as the green hills we have in Southern California during the spring have totally browned out with the summer heat, is the lush foliage and beautiful flowers of Ireland. I will leave you with some of my favorites. The first picture is of the flowers outside the window of our room at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin.
An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.