There are times when tranquillity descends or is evoked by place or atmosphere. Well, I’m happy to say that this morning brought most unexpected calm as I tore out of the house after being practically tied to the computer yesterday looking out, from time to time, at rain, drizzle and dankness.
My main aim was to go for a swim and give my eyes a good stretch but the seas were too high so I made my way to the Anne Valley Trail in Dunhill which has really started to grow on me.
There was an autumnal haze and silence, apart from the very gentle lapping of the waters that were wonderfully relflective and silvery. Essential peace presented itself in the form of a lone swan ~ so reminiscent of The Children of Lir and W.B. Yeats’ The Wild Swans at Coole.
At midday, the silence was broken by the ringing of the church bell from nearby Dunhill. I felt drawn to the church which was empty but glowingly warm:
The bell tower stands behind the church and exudes both a long sense of history and perfect poise:
Driving back towards Tramore, via the coast, of course, the clouds began to part revealing a lazy blueness. The ocean had calmed too and what a precious swim on this October Tuesday when the sun had heated the sand, rocks and smiling sea:
I hope you are finding peace and tranquillity wherever you happen to be today!
4 thoughts on “Tranquil Tuesday ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 282”
Hi Jean, I’m enjoying the peace and tranquility that your post has just allowed me … beautiful photos of places that I intend to see in person one day. Thanks! Anne Marie
Hi Anne Marie, thanks very much for writing and I hope that you soon get here!
That bell tower is excellent – one can almost see the mason at work determined that this was going to be the best he could do.
Roy, I’m glad you like it too. I could have stayed there for hours admiring it.