There is a saying here in Ireland, more of a joke really- A fine soft day. That's a phrase used to describe a day with horrible weather.
Ironic huh? Most of Irish humor is heavy on the sarcasm. After living here for a while I get it completely- its easier to make fun of yourselves than whinge and moan all day. (whinge= whine)
Well today? Its very fine and soft indeed.
I woke up this morning and the sun was nearly screaming it was so bright! Its not too often that the sun shines that brightly here and it was such a refreshing change.
I left the house to run a few errands and as I was driving down the road (wearing my new sunglasses....finally!!!) I just kept thinking about how colorful everything looked and how much nicer Limerick looks with a little sunshine!
After about a half hour I return home, sun still shining, looking forward to today's great weather.
I sit in the living room with a cup of coffee and after about five minutes I could hear something outside. I pull aside the curtain to see this:
And it looks like its here to stay.
Just another day of a fine Irish summer. At least I'm working today so I won't have to look at gorgeous weather while stuck inside!
(seriously, I know its super duper hot in the States and it just won't cool down, but I really really wouldn't mind some of that heat and sunshine before summer ends!!)