Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Little Boy & His Island ♥

We're island people, we love being by the sea and exploring. As my boy had slept all afternoon we had all evening for exploring so I decided to show him some new places, beautiful places on his island which he'd never been to before. The sun was shining bright, golden hour was fast approaching and we were touring the back of the island. I had my camera in one hand, my toddler in the other, it was perfect.

 Our first stop was a little strand which I don't think anyone goes to. Over a stream and through some rushes we found a little lake of sorts made by the sea, it was so beautiful with the sun shining down on the water, the little flowers growing on the bank and the wet grass squelching under our feet. This is a place we discovered together because I had never see this lake before and it's a place which we'll most definitely return to one day soon as it was so peaceful in the evening sun and the perfect place to spend time, just the two of us, with only the sea and the green fields for company, and believe me when I say that Ireland is green!

 We then went to a spot which my Dad used to take me to as a child. Once again there was no one but my boy and I, and the midgets of course as the sun was going down fast, I told he they were fairies and he was amazed by them flying around him. We couldn't drive down the hill to the strand as the road is so badly broken up, I don't think anyone goes down there anymore and that's quite sad really. It was such an eerie feeling walking down a road to essentially nowhere with nobody around. There was moss and ivy everywhere and pretty purple flowers with heart-shaped leaves, I just had to capture them on camera. My boy was mesmerised by the colourful graffiti on the wall, loving the love heart shapes and trying to press them.

I love these adventures, especially in the warm, evening light. My boy got to discover more of his island and I got to visit places from my past, just perfect.






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41 comments

  1. Such a great post. Beautiful pictures. beautiful island, and such a beautiful little boy!

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  2. It sounds like the two of you had a beautiful day out together. Your photos of him are so gorgeous! I feel like your little boy has the makings of a model in his future, he's so adorable in every shot.

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  3. I live in the Chicago area of the US, but I used to live in Alabama. I used to think I knew what beauty was until I started reading your blog. I don't want to sound dramatic, but your pictures of Ireland make my heart ache to live there. It just pulls me.

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  4. Wow what gorgeous photos. Beautiful background but also beautiful little boy! Such a lovely Post. You guys always look like you are having a wonderful time!

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  5. He is just to adorable... He makes me want to visit an Island. Amazing photos by the way!

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  6. How fun! Cute kiddo! And what fun adventures!

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  7. Really amazing pictures. You have an awesome kid there. I love that you can go on adventures like this with him. These are the things in life that really matter.

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  8. I grew up in a coastal are and I have never fully appreciated its worth until O moved here in the mountain region of the US. Now I wish I can go back and stay there.

    Your son's eyes are beautiful!

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    1. Ireland is so beautiful, I am glad I get to see it through your blog on a regular basis.

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  9. You have such an amazing talent for capturing children. His blue eyes just shine through the screen.

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  10. He's just so cute with his little furry friend in hand. I love that one where he's smiling and pointing!

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  11. Ok, your boy is just so cute all I wanted to do was stare at his pictures. THAT HAIR!!! THOSE EYES!!! He's just so gorgeous. You should make more! :D All jokes aside, it's such an amazing feeling to visit places from our past and share them with our kids.

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  12. It's so great that you get to show and share with him a place that you used to visit as a kid! It's so amazing sharing those kind of memories with the next generation <3

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  13. I can't even take how adorable he is! :) That HAIR! And your photos are beautiful :)

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  14. What a great post that brightened my day!

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  15. Oh man, look at that hair! I'm so in love with it. It's adorable, you got some gorgeous pictures.

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  16. Gorgeous photos! The scenery there looks so beautiful and it looks like your son really enjoyed it too!

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  17. These are wonderful pictures but what makes extra special is your son. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  18. I love how you captured the day and especially the spontaneous photos of your son. Both beautifully done.

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  19. These are cute pictures. I love the one of him running. That just embodies youth. :)

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  20. Beautiful photos! We love being near the ocean too!

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  21. Those curls are just beautiful! :) You have an awesome family. The views are so nice!

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  22. I love watching kids explore new things. I love how excited he looks in your pictures. What a fun time for both mommy and son!

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  23. What a cutie pie. I wish we lived in such a beautiful place--my boys and I would love exploring every single inch!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  24. He is really cute I want to give him a warm hug and kisses, I love all of your photos all of that are really cute.

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  25. Looks beautiful! Your son is so adorable and the photos look professional! The vegetation makes the island look relaxing, peaceful and quiet. I'm from the city and I really appreciate place like these.

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  26. Omg just loving the photos of your lil'cutie :):) this was such a sweet potato. Love that you took cutie to the spot your dad took you. Such a cute thing to do :)

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  27. What a beautiful post! Your little one's curls and blue eyes are dreamy! It looks like you two had a great adventure exploring.

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  28. Those photographs are beautiful! They are so expressive. The scenery is lovely too.

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  29. We love the beach! What a beautiful time you all had, and how lucky that you had the beach all to yourselves!
    Tiffany ~Travel Blogger http://dailyleisure.com/category/travel/

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  30. Such a lovely place to grow up! The photos are breathtaking , beautiful little boy.

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  31. What a lovely way to spend an evening or late afternoon. It is absolutely beautiful there going by your pictures.

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  32. Sounds like it was a perfect afternoon! Your pictures are wonderful. Your little one is absolutely adorable and I love his bunny!

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  33. Wow beautiful pictures! The sun in the back makes it looks as if he has a halo! So cute.

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  34. Awe – what a memorable adventure. I wish that I lived close to waters that are somewhat secluded so that you can explore them without having crowds of people all around you.

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  35. He looks so comfortable in the outdoors. These photos really captures the moment and the beauty of the surroundings.

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  36. Those are breathtaking views of the island. Thank you for sharing! It would have been so hard for me to go somewhere alone with my toddler and capture pictures, as she's one busy, busy little girl. ~lol~

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  37. What gorgeous pictures! I love finding nice, secluded spots! That picture of your son running - priceless!

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  38. Your coast line is absolutely beautiful!!! I love when we get to the coast here in Washington but most the time it is gloomy since we are almost always rainy here. He looks like he is having a blast exploring his island.

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  39. He is so adorable! It looks like you live in an amazing place! Love all the pictures you shared.

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  40. He is just to cute! Looks like you guys had a great time and were able to take some beautiful photos!

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