The hills of Donegal are my inspiration for this week’s travel theme. Ireland‘s peaks may be short on stature, but they stand just as proud as their mountainous rivals in other countries. Take a look at this picturesque hairpin bend through Glengesh Pass near Ardara in Donegal.
And these misty hills surrounding Glenveagh National Park.
The mighty Errigal, the tallest peak in the Derryveaghs, shrouded in cloud but still majestic.
…and more of the Derryveagh range looming over winding roads.
Sun bursting through cloud cover in the Poisoned Glen, shining a heavenly spotlight on the surrounding hills.
Saving my favourite for last, this sheep contemplating life, the universe and wool, gazing out to sea from a hillside spot by the Cliffs of Sliabh Liag.
Are you ready to head for the hills with your own version of this week’s travel theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Hills
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The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. – W. Somerset Maugham
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. – Victor Hugo
Such a lovely country.
It really is, Janet, there are pockets of countryside that can take your breath away. xxx
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There are so many great hills in the world to explore; some are alive with the sound of music too! Here’s my latest hilly exploration 🙂
Wow, I can’t think of a better place to go horseback riding, how exciting. Oh and that last photo had me in stitches. Brilliant. 🙂
Haha! He was one cheeky horse 🙂
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I like your mini-mountains too 🙂
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You have inspired me once again. With any luck we will be visiting Ireland next year and are really looking forward to it. Here is my post about Hills: https://ardysez.com/2016/10/30/travel-theme-hills/
Thank you Ailsa.
Gorgeous photos, those last two are particularly dramatic, wonderful. I do hope your plans for visiting Ireland come through, there are some extraordinarily beautiful places to see here. I want to hear all about your plans! xxx
Thank you Ailsa. We are still in the early stages of planning for a Sept ’17 visit.
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Up and down we go… through hills and vales! I now see the Wicklow Mountains in the (near) distance every day! 😉
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Wow, that last shot is gorgeous though all are stunning. What amazing hilly scenery.
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Beautiful photos, Ailsa. Thank you for taking us along on your travels. May I sit down with the sheep and dream on?
I don’t know if the photo of my choice shows actual hills, but living in the Netherlands, they are for me: the gorgeous hills of New Forest National Park.
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This week’s contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/travel-theme-hills/
The fist photo in this series is my favorite. Here in Virginia, where I live we call ours mountains, even though those on the other side of the country call them hills. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be sharing some soon.
When I was in Ireland last month, I loved seeing the hills around Galway, and your photos really capture the beauty of that Irish landscape.
best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
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The photos are stunning! It reminds me of the shots from the movie “PS I love you”. Irish countryside looks absolutely beautiful – looks like I should definitely consider visiting the country even though I need to get a separate visa for it
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Love your photos of the Irish hills – reminds me of Scotland but that’s hardly surprising!
I also found the topic inspirational… and I hope you’ll like my hills although you might object that they are mostly obscured by the things built on them! 🙂 Hills (And What People Built On Them)
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Such beautiful photos ~ sigh. I love to know that there is still such wild beauty in the world.
My contribution contrasts the flatness of much of Australia with the stunning mountains (and hills!) of the High Country ~ and the world’s smallest mountain thrown in too.
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Utah is known for mountains, but we found a few “hilly” pics just for you! Come see what we just saw in Utah: https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2016/11/01/travel-theme-hills/
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It’s my first time participating in a challenge like this. So I hope I did everything right 🙂
I love your pictures on hills. They really inspire to get out into the outdoors, again. The link to our post with “hills” shows a hiking tour we did in the “Bohemian Switzerland National Park, the Elbe Sandstones (Czech Republic)”. I took my old Hasselblad analog camera CX501 with me to capture some of these landscape pictures. I hope you like them.
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It’s many years since I visited Glenveagh National Park, Ailsa… thanks for taking me back there! My post features the equally bleak (in a good way!) hills and mining ruins of Cornwall:
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I’ve enjoyed your Irish photos and the worldwide photos of hills posted by this week’s many participants. I was inspired to find paintings of hills by artists as diverse as Georgia O’Keeffe, David Hockney, J.M.W.Turner, Hokusai, and others — see my post: http://maefood.blogspot.com/2016/11/hills.html
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Lovely shots, Ailsa. I’ve just come back from Scotland, which is my inspiration for this challenge: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/a-guid-crack/
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Great pics Ailsa. Here’s mine: https://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/travel-theme-hills/
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