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4 Year Anniversary Celebration & 2017 Calendars

Lisa Blake 2016 2017 calendar Artwork Banada Bridge beach birds of paradise black-eyed susans Blue botanical bridge calendar cliffs of moher County Sligo enniscrone enniscrone beach flowers garden flowers gift heart soul create heartsoulcreate Hibiscus holiday holiday gift Ireland iris ladies brae landscape photography Lily Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich lough talt mountains nature ocean ox mountains Photography redbuds rhododendron sheep sligo Sligo Bay snail travel travel photography vinca water lily wildflowers wildlife zinnia

4 year anniversary celebration! In honor of today, please join me in a 4 year anniversary celebration! Get a FREE set of 5 holiday cards with every limited edition 2017 calendar purchase. No promo code required. Promotion ends on October 18th.         For the first time ever... Limited Edition 2017 Calendars are now being offered in the shop.    Limited Edition 2017 Calendar - Scenes of Ireland Picturesque views of beautiful Ireland. Fall in love with the shorelines, beaches, cliffs, mountains, bridges and natural beauty of Ireland. A gorgeous color palette of blues and greens to take...

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Anniversary - 4 years in review

Lisa Blake 2016 Action anniversary County Sligo creative Goals gratitude heartsoulcreate Ireland kindness Kindness Mission ladies brae landscape photography Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich nature ocean Photography Thoughts travel travel photography values

  4 year anniversary news The 4 year anniversary since the creation of is on October 12, 2016. In anticipation of the 4 year anniversary, I am sharing with you the 5 most popular blog posts over the past 4 years. What I love most about these is they align very well with my values. I love that my readers feel the same way. Keep an eye out for the 4 year anniversary celebration happening right here on October 12, 2016. And, a special gift!   Moving forward Newsletter subscribers are already aware that in the past couple of months I have made a bunch of...

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Ireland Travel Photography

Lisa Blake 2015 Banada Bridge County Sligo Ducks Ireland landscape photography nature ocean Photography River Moy sligo travel travel photography Tubbercurry Uncategorized

  Last month, my family went on a celebratory trip to Ireland. My grandma lives there and we had a ton of extended relatives to catch up with. The weather was on the chilly side, a bit of rain, and we had a few days of sunshine. We ate a lot of fabulous Irish food - don't believe those people who say Irish food is dull, boring and tasteless. I can't get enough of the food while I am there. I am happy to share with you some of the scenic areas we explored.            ...

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Chicago Botanic Gardens

Lisa Blake 2015 botanical butterflies Chicago Botanic Gardens flowers gardens Inspirations lily pad lotus flowers nature Photography travel wildlife

  My girlfriend, her daughter and I visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens this past weekend. I had never been there before. If you are ever visiting Chicago (or live here and looking for something fun to do) I highly recommend you check it out. Surround yourself with beauty, nature, flowers, bright colors, pretty scents and even some butterflies. The butterfly exhibit was a lot of fun. They had many different varieties of butterflies from all over the world. My favorite ones were the Blue Morpho's. Radiant blue with black, they were gorgeous to look at, and pretty hyper. They hardly...

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Lough Gill - Ireland

Lisa Blake 2014 castle County Leitrim County Sligo heart soul create heartsoulcreate innisfree Ireland isle of innisfree lake landscape photography Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich lough gill nature parkes castle Photography travel travel photography water

  Lough Gill is located part in County Sligo and part in County Leitrim, Ireland.  Lough Gill has 20 small islands, including the Isle of Innisfree, made famous by W.B. Yeats in his poem titled, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree".  Lough Gill is known for a high number of rare species of plants and animals and is protected by the EU Habitats Directive.                       The above picture shows Parkes Castle in the distance on the County Leitrim portion of the lake.  There are tours available of Parkes Castle, as well...

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