The shorter days of Autumn have a silver lining: you’re more likely to be up to see the sunrise. In the height of summer, the sun starts to lighten the sky here in the Barrow valley around 4 a.m, and it peeps over the the Blackstairs mountains around 5. I’m not usually awake for that! But now, in November, the sun has a lie-in until 8, and I’m one of the the not-so-early birds reaping the reward.
So although Homer wasn’t talking about Ireland in the Odyssey, it is kind of appropriate:
Autumn is a special time to be in Ireland; enjoy these sunrises.
If you would like to read more about our area of the Barrow Valley, there are several posts in the Graiguenamanagh category. It is a beautiful, quiet & unspoiled spot in the sunny southeast of Ireland. I hope you’ll be inspired to watch an Autumn sunrise in Ireland, and maybe even from the Barrow Valley 🙂
These are all Instagram photos! Do you love Instagram, & travel– near or far? I take part in #IGtravelthursday, and you can, too. Just instagram some of your travel photos (can be local travel!) & hashtag them #IGtravelthursday. Check out the other interesting photos on that hashtag stream, as well. If you are a blogger, you can do a post like this one; centered around your Instagram travel photos. For example, on To Destination Unknown Satu has a post on Finland – the land of Santa Claus as a IGTravelThursday post. For more info on how to link up your blog & take part that way, go to Katja’s Simbaco site and read more. Join in & enjoy!