Since the weather was good, too, it was decided to be a tourist in our own country and show our visitor a couple of our local "attractions". A walk in a narrow stretch of forest along a stream to the waterfall proved to be a very good choice. The "jungle" feeling was an unusual experience for our guest, and the water is always attractive for boys and adults alike.
A visit to a proper local tourist attraction was also extremely successful, and the sunny weather helped a lot:
|Yes, this is Blarney Castle
We had not visited in a long time, and enjoyed it more than we had expected. Of course, several tour buses had just emptied, so the castle itself was quite crowded, but the grounds are large and lovely and much less busy. After the castle the boys enjoyed reading about plant dangers in the Poison Garden:
|This beautiful Ricinus was one of many poisonous plants
|patterns can be found anywhere...
And there were some wonderful trees:
Even though the weather has been very good this year, we found wonderful signs of Autumn being well on it's way:
|Sun and red oak leaves - pure gold in my view!