Even as much of the foliage begins to brown, there's still lots of green.
Many old time Irish homes are built right at the edge of the road.
Don't know if you can see it, but this chimney sweep is giving me the thumbs up.
The peak you see off in the distance is Croagh Patrick at about 2,500 feet. From the Atlantic, which is on the other side, it was the first sighting of land by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
Another casualty of Irish cycling. Peter Stull, at Bicycle Man, tells me this damage was caused by brake blocks being applied to wet, dirty rims. Ugh, I wouldn't be riding here on the Emerald Isle if I waited for good biking conditions. Hmmmmm....