It seemed appropriate to share these photos on a Friday night, in case you’ve got a date and need some inspiration.

(In my mind the word studly can apply to men or women, because I’m an equal opportunity romance inspirer. 🙂 )

When I was in Ireland last year we visited the Irish National Stud in Kildare. (Just “stud,” no “farm” at the end. The Irish don’t mess around.) Many, many champion horses have been born and bred there, and not only do you get to admire those gorgeous creatures, the grounds are spectacular as well.


I just realized I don’t have any photos of the males, and I vaguely remember that they were housed elsewhere. Presumably because they couldn’t be entirely polite around this gorgeous girl.


Here’s that gorgeous girl’s progeny.


Three more beauties.


You can walk all around the gardens, and they had this sweet rock path through a creek.


Love the Asian influence.


These trees are so perfect it’s almost like a tree museum.


Bonus napping swans!

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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  1. Lauren Blankenship December 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Wow, so beautiful – the horses, grounds, animals, and of course, the photos. Have a wonderful weekend! Xo LB

    • deonne December 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

      Lauren, I thought of you when I was processing the horse photos! Glad you liked the post. Smooch.

  2. Emilie Vadaman December 3, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Looks Like Ireland wth a splash of Japan!
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    • deonne December 3, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      Emilie, that’s exactly right! It was surprising, but beautiful.

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