While traveling through Ireland I stayed in one place and took day trips to the various locations I wanted to visit. I visited lovely little hideaway villages as well as enormous castles in larger cities. A most welcome sight though, every morning, as I came out to board the bus that would take me to that day’s adventure, was this huge old tree. To me it was one of the most beautiful trees on the grounds of the manor. Early in the morning the sun would sift through the mist and bathe the tree in warmth and beauty.