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?



gone to the beach.......