Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall at sunset

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Burren is a high limestone plateau in County Clare, Ireland. It's a huge open place and eerily quiet because no trees grow there so there aren't any birds. The sound of the wind is all you hear.

It's quite easy to become lost. You lose your sense of direction when you can't see any particular landmarks.

I visited the Burren in 2005 and my husband decided that he had had enough traipsing about the Irish countryside in the rain.

It was warm in the car and he had a newspaper so he decided to stay there and let me take the path up the hillside alone.

The top photo is of a megalithic tomb, 4000 to 5000 years old. I stood in that place and contemplated the people who built it so long ago.

There aren't too may places left in the world where you can hear absolute silence. The Burren is one of those places.

I am not superstitious but I do have Irish blood and I almost thought I could feel the presence of something else up there.

I think it was God.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Renee,
    I am sure it was GOD. Once in a while, I arise early in the morning, when the mist is rising eerily from the lake and the backdrop of HIS glorious creations are coming into view once again. I feel his presence. Isn't it great that he can be in the limestone plateau and the granite state all at the same time. How lucky are we?
    I am thoroughly enjoying your blog.


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