Saturday, 26 July 2014

Chasing Rainbows

I haven't gone away. I've been chasing rainbows.  Finding beauty in a glorious Irish summer, enjoying warm days and bright evenings, spending time in the garden. And just when I think 'this is perfect', I remember that, for countless others, life isn't perfect.  My heart is sad for those families who lost loved ones when the plane went down over Ukraine, sad for the families living under siege in Gaza,  sad for the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria, for the Christians forced from their homes in Iraq, sad for the Irish families who lost children in tragedies of unbearable sadness.
Yet life goes on. And there is still beauty to be found in the rainbows which follow the rain. I hope those who are struggling to survive will one day be able to enjoy such beauty once more.


  1. Beautifully said, Mairead, as always. And beautiful photographs.
    Sometimes it can be very hard to remember that rainbows only come where there has been rain.

  2. So pleased you are back and have been enjoying the summer. Beautiful photographs - I love double rainbows - always think of the D. H Lawrence book.

  3. Also Mairead, I'd like to nominate you for a Liebster award. I know you don't blog very often but your post are always worth waiting for. I hope you have time to take part.


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