As for Ireland ... there is something restorative about south-west Ireland that I'm not sure I can put into words. And so here, without much in the way of annotation or comment, are a few pictures.
Looking out at the lake from Ross Castle
Fuchsia (but you knew that anyway)
The Meeting of the Waters, on the Lakes of Killarney
The Gap of Dunloe
From Mount Beentee looking west, towards Caherciveen.
Then finish the day with a pint or two of Guinness and some wonderful music:
*sighs* Even organising this post is enough to make me want to go back!
(There are some more pictures on the website if you're really keen.)