Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is a shot from one of my all-time favorite places, the island of Skellig Michael off the western coast of Ireland and County Kerry. The island is known for consistently poor weather. The day we visited, the seas were almost eerily placid and the sky cloudless. Stone walls and stairs and beehive monastic cells hint at the 6th-8th century beginnings and original settlement of the island, whose ownership is now shared by the Office of Public Works and an organization known as the Commissioners of Irish Lights. Factoid: it also served as one of the filming locations for the final scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.