Ok, I will be the first to admit that I took too many pictures on this trip. This day alone is a huge part of why it has taken me a month to get all of my pictures edited. Thankfully I am back on track.
This morning before breakfast I walked around the castle grounds and took pictures of the gardens.
My favorite part was this hedge walkway, I am still working on my photos, but this gives you an idea of how wonderful it was.
This is possibly the best picture of the hedge that I took,
The flowers were magnificent.
I do not know why I love doorways as much as I do, but I can tell you that I was in heaven here.
My next destination of the day was Kylemore Abbey. I know that this abbey looks nothing like hogwarts, but the fact that it was a girls boarding school, in the most majestic area that I have ever seen, reminded me of the spirit of Hogwarts : )
I have a small tattoo on my achilles tendon, that says lotus in sanskrit.
I was very lucky to see these amazing flowers.
Another reason why Ashford castle is my favorite castle, is that it has a school of Falconry.
You actually send off the falcon, put a small piece of raw meat in your glove, and then the falcon comes back to you. Except these are actually two hawks, not falcons. But that is a minor detail.
I do not remember this guy's name, but I called him Falkor while I was there so I might as well keep it up now.
Falkor opening his wings to catch some sun.
I love that they wore little bells on their ankles so that we could hear them coming.
May I introduce you to Dingle the Owl, and I love him. He is a Eurasian Eagle owl, he has lovely fuzzy feet and I love him.
This is the closest to a harry potter film that I will ever get.
Today was an amazing day!!!