I woke up this morning feeling renewed and thankful for “the stuff of my life” Sure, Sundays can usually bring about this feeling…but when I woke up to yet  another gorgeous sunny day in Ireland, I felt especially lucky to be living so brazenly in these bucolic Irish hills that I now call home.

I couldn’t resist putting on some wellies

and walking out to our little meditation garden

encircled with cedars {the trees of life} and an enormous rock in the centre

which is perfect to perch on and have quiet words with my dearly departed father

After some quiet contemplation,

I breezed over to the “maternity pasture” filled with our cows-a-calving

and met one little girl nuzzling with her mommy….lookin’ for a little milk

And after bidding these gentle, kind creatures a good day

I walked around the garden to see what other new growth I might discover…

and there I found a happy Hydrangea bud

and some beautiful new cascading Wisteria petals

Then, feeling a grumble in my tummy

I tucked back into the kitchen to prepare a light breakfast

and decided on an all-time favorite: orange slices sprinkled with cinnamon

and a neat little stack of toasted almond + banana pancakes

which made this sunny morning

even sunnier…


Slan Abhaile,


Photos and styling by Imen McDonnell. Assisted by Sonia Mulford Chaverri.

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