Slices of Sunday

Today has been one of those sensual Sundays when you feel that nature is striving to shock, soothe and soul-search all at the same time.

I guess we needed a day like this here in Ireland with all the upheaval going on in the background as the General Election count goes on and on and political uncertainty hangs in the air.

I had lambs on my mind as I drove towards the Copper Coast searching the fields for new arrivals. The sky looked uncertain as I left Tramore and soon a snowy vista opened up in front of me as the Comeragh Mountains, which look down on the sea,  were well powdered:

Snowy Comeragh Mountains, Co. Waterford

The sea itself was basking under blue, blue skies and the tall cliffs at Benvoy Beach were in deep reflection:

Reflection on the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford
Reflection on the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford

Near Bonmahon, I found the peaceful bleating and gentleness that I had been craving. It swept me out of time and into a warm, woolly world of whispering and playfulness.


What more could anyone ask for?




Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

46 thoughts on “Slices of Sunday”

    1. Oh Sandy, Ireland has lots and lots to offer in the way of hillocks and pretty big mountains. This range is what we see fr9om Tramore and sometimes it seems like it is towering on top of us even though it’s about 20 miles away.

  1. Peaceful images, Jean. Just read Vincent Browne’s piece in the Irish Times concluding that regardless of the outcome, nothing will change – which is fundamentally the issue for all western democracies. A matter for despair or reassurance depending on your point of view.
    “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch”

    1. Hi Robin, Vincent Browne is a fine writer and broadcaster but just one voice! I wouldn’t be soooooo pessimistic. It feels like there could be change in the air. The Election count is still going on in some constituencies so I wouldn’t hold my breath about the formation of a new government any time soon!

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