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graveyards.

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Every summer during our return to Ireland, our extended family always makes it a point to visit our beloved Auntie Kitty, who is peacefully buried in the little town of Cahir, Tipperary. I took loads of photos of this remarkably beautiful place this summer, so I could look back and relive those divine, obligation-free summer days at my leisure.
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Somehow I can’t find the right words to describe what we actually do when we’re visiting Auntie Kitty, because for that one afternoon, the hustle and bustle of life seems to evaporate entirely, leaving us astounded and somewhat dazed at the tranquil environment encapsulating us. We pack a small picnic in Granny’s picnic basket, and we dine amidst the damp grass in the shade of willowy trees. Dappled shadows smother the ground on which we laze, and a clear river trickles down from the mountains beside us.
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I have the fondest memories of this beautiful place; frolicking for endless hours in the adjacent sun-drenched fields (Irish weather seems to cooperate with us when it comes to Auntie Kitty!) and tumbling around atop hay rolls. There’s no better feeling than letting go and being a child again, even just for a day.
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Auntie Kitty couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful resting place next to her brother, and the little tradition of us going to see her once a year is something I hope will never cease. I believe Auntie Kitty is still alive in all of our hearts; busying herself in the kitchen baking her signature delicacies, or perched in an armchair, knitting us our very own winter woollies. Her scone recipes have lived on in all our kitchens, and her legacy of faith and indescribable zest for life is well ingrained in all of us. As Dad says, "the cold weather was what kept Auntie Kitty alive for so long.”
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50 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your writing! Your posts are very interesting to read :)
    The pictures you took are g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.
    I would love to visit Ireland someday! It looks beautiful <3
    xoxo,
    Alona

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  2. This is a a beautiful post! Very honest and open!!

    Ireland looks beautiful. I hope to go one day :)

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  3. beautiful photos really!!! i havent visited your blog for a long time now that i have time off from work and university i thought of checking it out beautiful posts dear!

    my best wishes for 2012 :)

    kisses <3

    caramellitsa

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  4. This is great, the photos are excellent. You're so pretty, you should be in the photos too.

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  5. This post is beautiful! ♥ I love the way you write, it really gets me ♥ Best wishes for 2012 :)

    xoxo, Laura
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  6. Wow. Beautiful place. I'd love to go to Ireland someday.

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  7. I´m here again because i like so much what i find here.
    great post.
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  8. This is such a beautiful, touching post! The graveyard is so quaint, and peaceful. <3
    Happy New Year, darling!

    xoxo
    Meera

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  11. Thanks for such a personal, near dear post. Ireland is such a beautiful, fascinating place with interesting history. It's a place I wish to visit someday. These photographs are truly wonderful, thank you for sharing these with the blogging world. I hope you had a memorable time.

    Best wishes.
    * Caity

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  12. You write so beautifully. I could picture everything you mentioned because of your writing style. Now I'm hungry for some yummy scones ;)

    I also really like your pictures. This looks like such a serene place and I'm glad you have so many fond memories of your grandma.

    I'm now following. Thank you for your comment :)

    xo

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  13. You take such great photos :)) Lovely.
    Followed you. <3

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    Hollee
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  16. that is indeed a very lovely place. i love the view, if i were there id just lie on the grass and smile happily. uugh, hoping to be able to go to ireland someday <3 following!

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  17. This is such a beautiful post! Aunty Kittie has a beautiful resting place indeed.
    xx
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  23. I agree veena, this is a beautiful and peaceful resting place. We don't have places like this in Italy and it's a pity.
    Happy new year!

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  24. Graveyards can be so beautiful. Especially the Irish ones! :)

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  26. Hi Veena,

    I have followed your blog! I would love it if you could do the same!

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  28. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I would love to stay connected :) now following you, hope you do too!
    I loved reading this post.. Your a wonderful writer and your words are truly captivating. As I read I felt like I could really understand what an experience you had in Ireland visiting this place that reminds you of your Auntie.. And I couldn't agree more, being able to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday reality, and be brought back to childhood memories is such an amazing feeling! Such a lovely blogpost.

    Xoxo Ally
    Pinsandroses.blogspot.com

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  29. Really great post! you're so honest I appreciate it!

    kisses
    Happy new year

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  30. Thanks for the comment! of course i'm going to follow you!

    xx
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  31. thanks for your comment,
    interesting post, really great blog...I like the name of it! (!!!)

    i follow you of course!
    ...and...happy new year! :-)

    xxx Ros.e.

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  32. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me!
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  33. Thank you for the fabulous comment on my blog
    It meant the world to me! I would love to keep in contact! I follow your blog <3

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  34. Awesome blog....Love it and thx for ur coment! I do like this post too!

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  35. the first picture is beautiful, the second is haunting. you took these?

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  37. Hi Veena, just thought I'd let you know that I'm following you via Google Friend Connect. I thought the follow button that's at the top of the screen was the same as Google Friend connect. Thanks for clarifying it for me. :)

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  38. OOO Veena...cemeteries always give me the goosebumps. Even in photos and I am not really sure why.....

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  39. This is such a beautiful post. Happy New Year!

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  40. This is such a beautiful post. The photos and the words and gorgeous.

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  41. Great post! Happy New Year!! <3<3

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  42. Lovely photos dear!! :)
    Nice blog!! follow each other? I'm following u! :D

    xxx
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  43. This is a beautiful post...it sounds like you have a wonderful family :)

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  44. Awh! This seems so sentimental to you. I love the pics you took!

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    xo

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  45. Great post. I love the meaning behind it. Very lovely.


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  46. nice post and nice blog.... ive just followed ur blog...

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  47. Really enjoyed this post as I'm from Ireland and my parents live in Tipperary! Just found your blog via Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger and so very happy I did! From your latest fan, School Gate Style in Belfast! Avril x PS enjoy your next visit to Ireland - I see you're heading here soon! x

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