I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Paddy's Day!


Into each day
put about one teaspoonful
 of good spirits
a dash of fun
a pinch of folly a sprinkle of play
and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Add some green beer and have a Happy St Patrick's Day!

some wonderful vintage postcards....

I love the big American flag!

Note his very NY Dutch name!



So sweet---violets...and good luck!


Mid-March! The garden stores are filled with tiny daffodils and pansies!



For some reason, fresh firm, green artichokes appear on St-Patrick's Day, along with new asparagus and the requisite corned beef and cabbage.....

shamrock green butterfly on Irish linen "blouse"...in my etsy shop

And Irish soda bread...yum! When I was growing up in the Midwest my town used to dye the river green! Probably that's no longer "done"---but in New York the pubs do sell green beer (eeew!).

 I am making shepherd's pie: the day is sunny and warmish but brisk winds are blowing....The guys at the grocery store gave me a green carnation! What do you do for this holiday?

love

         lizzy

gone to the beach.......


3 comments:

  1. Love the postcards and the green butterfly pin! One year my mom dyed the mashed potatos green for St. Pat's - an no one would eat them! Probably my kids would have...they used to color their cream of wheat awful colors of purple, orange, and green!
    Shepherd's pie sounds so good -- can I come to your house for dinner??!!

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful and I love your butterfly too. Reminded me to go and get som bulbs to force although I noticed my tulips coming up today, hooray! Signs of Spring for real.

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  3. We had a wonderful St. Patty's Day. I made the yummy Corn Beef and Cabbage New England dinner and gave my co-workers bags of Irish Cream Candy. I found out I am part Irish this year and it made for an even nicer celebration. Love your butterfly pin! Kit

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