To be a camper in Ireland it helps to be optimistic, as you can see from this image. The mist rolling in over the hill brought a soft drizzle of rain that gives rise to the Irish expression ‘Soft day, thank God’. A summer’s morning such as the one pictured above can often mean a sunny, warm day ahead, especially on the coast of West Cork. These photographs were taken on a camping trip to Barleycove last summer.

Undaunted we set off to the beach, enjoying what we could see of the beautiful scenery. It wasn’t long before our optimism paid off with the mist dispersing to reveal a wonderful clear blue sky.


Thank you for viewing my contribution this week to The Daily Post’s WordPress photo challenge where you can find a wide variety of interesting interpretations of the word Optimistic.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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25 Responses to Opti-mist-ic

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Look at that beautiful blue sky! You were right to be optimistic.

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  2. Dana Marie Muir says:

    I love reading your articles. The world play and wittism are fresh and fun. Look forward to each new one.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    This is great Jean. I love these photos, especially the mist.

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  4. yhealthy2000 says:

    Beautiful photos. Love the Irish way of camping. Optimism helps for sure. Yaz

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  6. pattimoed says:

    I was feeling very bad for you out in the mist, but then I saw the last photo of that gorgeous blue sky! You had a good reason to be optimistic. 🙂

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  7. jan says:

    Great use of the word! I love to camp in the mist.. Strange, I know!

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  8. kayrpea61 says:

    Lovely interpretation, Jean, and a happy ending as well 🙂

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  9. I’ve never been to Ireland but it was that way in England. It would be gray and foggy a lot but on the days that the sun came out, the grass of the rolling hills would be just that much greener. Great photos, Jean.

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  10. Thank you. Quite a lot of the countryside in the UK reminds me of Ireland.


  11. litadoolan says:

    Thank you for sharing these idyllic photos. I have enjoyed time in Galway but never gone across to Cork. I have relatives from Clonakilty so hope one day to head this way. Your beautiful post connects me to the joy of the great outdoors. I am not sure I have the grit to get through the camping experience alone so thank you for taking me with you! Grateful!

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  12. dilipnaidu says:

    Awesome captures beautiful pictures. Thanks and cheers 🙂

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