A Salute to the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

English: Wikipedia Saint Patrick's Day

Wikipedia Saint Patrick’s Day (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s my salute to the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. For giving us a reason to wear and go green, one of my favourite colours.

For gracing us with tasty dinner choices that include Irish Stew and Shepherd’s Pie. For having one of the most lush, verdant places to live in–the Emerald Isle–and visit. For having one of the highest percentage of redheads in the world, and enabling my experimentation with henna.

For the entrancing theatrical Riverdance, and hauntingly beautiful songs like O Danny Boy and Carrickfergus. For poets like William Butler Yeats, Oliver Goldsmith, and Jonathan Swift, whose works Continue reading

It’s a Blustery Day …

This gallery contains 2 photos.¬†… but this Sooty Fox Sparrow–one of three such sparrows who regularly come to roost in my backyard–has managed to find some shelter in the kiwi vines¬†from the gusts that are battering the trees and shrubs.

Fox Sparrow on Kiwi Vine

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