I am happy to report that the weather in Listowel is much warmer than when we first arrived. The sunny skies have gotten us out exploring the large parks in town and along the River Feale. And if that weren't enough to bring a smile, it seems that every spare patch of grass is full of happy daffodils!
Perfect inspiration for my first linoleum print! I hand-colored each one after printing and hung them in the gallery window along with Olive's beautiful daffodil paintings.
You know you are someplace special when you are chatting with the window washer man about the weather and how much you love all the daffodils, and he begins to quote Shakespeare:
"Daffodils, that come before the swallows dare, and take
The winds of March with beauty” (Winter’s Tale Act 4, sc. 4)
We are clearly taken with all the Irish beauty here - and don't even mind the March winds these days!