Queen Elizabeth I, likeness captured in stone and bronze and placed in this garden*. She stands in serene stillness, never changing in gaze, overseeing the trees and flowers. It may be just me, but statues can sometimes freak me out. 🙂 Beautiful yes, but sometimes I just keep expecting them to move or change position, yet they stay and stay and stay. And yes, I also realize that I am personifying inanimate objects again….don’t judge me. heehee 😉 Have a peaceful and joyful weekend. Slainte, Lisa
Sometimes we all feel like we need a place to hide, to feel safe, to get away for a little while. In my house, that tends to be my piano, or a walk outside with my sweet dog, or the bathroom. In castle days, that place to hide took the form of an underground set of tunnels. We got to explore Blarney Castle’s underground tunnels.
Queen Elizabeth I wanted Blarney Castle for her own and sent her emissary, Earl of Leicester, to the castle for discussions with Cormac McCarthy, who had possession of the castle. McCarthy kept putting the Earl off with banquets and delays; Queen Elizabeth I declared the reports to be “Blarney”. One of Cromwell’s generals gutted the tower walls, but the castle inhabitants and defenders escaped through the underground tunnels, called Badgers Caves.
David said in the Psalms, “For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in his dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5) The best hiding place, safe place, security that exists is God. He can tunnel us safely away from the attackers in this life, and lead us to green pastures beside the still waters. Slainte, Lisa