Saturday, March 16, 2013

a splash of green

March marches on...


A splash of color is always nice.


I wonder if the grass turns brown and is covered with snow in Ireland.

For some reason I think that must be against the rules.

Wishing you cheer this festive weekend.  Happy wishes to all of our Irish friends.
It's good to have something to celebrate in the middle of March.

We have lots of  March birthdays! That's fun.
Jimmy, Gunnar, Aunt Betty, Diana Williams (today!), Ashley, Janice and Janet and Emma Jeanie Jelly Beanie.

And then sweet Esther on April 8th.

Babies and birthdays and Erin Go Bragh, all to welcome the fresh new season.

Encourage one another,


  1. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Such a lovely splash of green in the white snow...that Katie! Green is one of my favorite colors. It was one of our wedding colors along with blue. March is birthday month for us here with our youngest son starting off the 1st day. And, April is my sweet SIL's birthday month. Spring time birthdays make me think of all the baby animals on the farms and ranches around here. And gardens...someday maybe seeing Monet's garden would be nice. Happy weekend Donna and everyone here in the QLCS. Praying for nice Spring weather to come soon for everyone, health to return and problems to be resolved. love and prayers, jep

  2. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Taking a Quiet Life break from cleaning my house. My family has lots of March birthdays. There is nine, including myself! My mother in law and I actually share the same day.

    Have a fun and safe St. Patty's weekend everyone!!

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  3. This is the most I've struggled with a long, dreary winter that I can ever remember. I am so needing to see some daffodils and crocus peeking through the ground. It's been a long February and March...

    St. Patrick's Day celebration and lunch tomorrow at Trinity will help...and rounding the corners of lent will help too. I'm ready!!

  4. Ps - go away, spammers.

    1. Anonymous2:17 PM

      Amen to that Stephanie! jep

    2. QLCS and spammers...TOTALLY incongruant. Run Along Spammers.


    3. Did you know I delete spam from this blog every day?

    4. They seem more nervy to me lately - am-scray to the ammers -spay!

  5. Anonymous2:29 PM

    St. Patrick's prayers are so meaningful and I like this part especially:

    "May Christ be with us. Christ before us.
    Christ in us. Christ over us.
    May thy salvation, O Lord, be always ours
    this day and for evermore."

    Such beautiful words and meaning. jep

  6. Needing the touch of green here too in the eastern half of the cheese state. This winter gap has been so long....

    In answer to your question Donna, Ireland is pretty temperate because of the ocean so they really don't get a lot of snow. A lovely place to visit any time of year.

  7. St. Patrick's prayers are some of my favorites, Jep. Thanks!

    Tomorrow we'll be serving up Guinness stew and cheddar soda bread to those of us filling in our NCAA basketball brackets. Serious Business around here. As well as being Very Irish, which makes for serious celebration, too (-:

    And Madelaine is now half way home!!!!!!!!! Life is sweet.

    Happy Saturday. Sending hopes for sunshine and green poking through to the light!


    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      {{{LIKE}}} Yay for homeward bound children! jep

  8. Love the light.
    Love the green.
    We just have brown.

  9. One year ago today, I was in Ireland. I can report that it is every bit as green as you imagine it to be. The trees didn't have leaves yet, but my oh my were the fields and grasses green.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

    1. Wow! That is really something. The Emerald Isle.

  10. Love this: "For some reason I think that must be against the rules."

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    2. Ha, I got distracted by turning lights off for kids...I also meant to say have fun celebrating all those birthdays! There are a lot of them!! :)

  11. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Great photos! We're spending St. Patty's Day at a volleyball tournament tomorrow, followed by a cousin's wedding tomorrow evening. It should be a grand day, as we Irish like to say. :)

    Mary O'Z

  12. Looking for a good Irish yarn? Read The Misremembered Man. I just finished it...LOVE.


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