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Stone wall and fern in Ireland

Pondering the Stone Walls of Ireland

In the fall of 2017 and 2019, April and I traveled to Ireland. Throughout both trips we found ourselves walking along ancient stone walls and agricultural fields. As an Irish-American who has tended land for most of his life and who has also spent considerable time exploring his family history,…

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Hydrangea flower at the Butchart Gardens

A Visit to The Butchart Gardens

In the fall of 2014, April and I made a visit to Victoria, British Columbia also known as Canada’s “Garden City” on Vancouver Island. We woke up early to make a seven-hour drive to catch the ferry in Port Angeles, WA across the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. As the…

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