art Beaufort View attempts to capture the beauty of the sun coming up on the Macgillycuddy's Reeks above the fog. I noted that the cows were down and I am not sure what that means although I am sure it means something. My cousin raises cattle and pointed out to me that the behavior of their animals is meaningful.

Music: Down By The Salley Gardens

Beaufort View

An early morning view from a Beaufort B and B
I couldn’t believe the Macgillycuddy's Reeks as they appeared to me
Copper colored in the sun’s orange glow
While fog lingered at the base and the cows laid in the grass below


My greatest sale of a painting, or the one that made me happiest was to an Irish woman, in Ireland. I was sitting there on a rock painting this view of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, when she asked, "Do you sell any of your paintings?"
"Of course!" I replied, "have a look there in that small stack and see if there is one you like."
After looking at them all, she picked out a view of a meadow with a wind-swept tree at the foot of a mountain. "How much would you let this go for?” she said looking as though it would be a fearful price.
"35 pounds", I said, not losing a second to indecision.
She left to return moments later with a 20, a 10 and a 5-pound note. "Here you are then."
I took the money and gave her a pound back. "What's this?" she said.
"Luck money. If it works for horses, why not for art?"
She smiled and walked away carrying the only painting I've done of Ireland that was never scanned into my computer.
The image is lost to me forever, but it was replaced by the memory of that moment and was worth it.

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