As you can imagine there are a number of St. Patrick’s Day posts today so have found a few to share with you.. First off is a wonderful post from Pamela Wight who is celebrating the first walk of spring with an Irish theme.
In March, I still don’t usually like to walk in the morning. Even though I’m a walker.
I don’t hike or run, trot or dawdle. I walk for miles for the majesty of . . . walking.
No little music plugs; instead I keep my ears open for the sound of the woodpecker and the hawk, the trill of the mocking bird and the taunt of the squirrel. I listen to the scrunch of the leaves, the low roar of the plane above me, and the soft slap of my shoes on wooden bridge and wooded path.
Continue the walk with Pamela: https://roughwighting.net/2017/03/17/marching-along/
Most towns here in Ireland will be having a St. Patrick’s Day parade today despite the rain. And surprisingly.. although it is a national holiday in Ireland it is also a holiday is some far flung places too. Brigid Gallagher shares some photos from her parade but also includes a few facts about the saint.
Saint Patrick is said to have been born in Britain around 385 AD to Roman citizens – Calpurnius and Conchessa. He spent six years in Ireland when he was captured into slavery, and returned to these shores in his thirties, to become a missionary to the Celts.
It is believed that he explained the theory of the Holy Trinity using our three leaved shamrock.
St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the island of Montserrat.
Take part in the celebrations and find out more: https://watchingthedaisies.com/2017/03/17/shamrocks-and-mint-chocolate-cheesecake/
Now four book reviews in one post by Jacqui Murray – if you have not met Jacquie before, she is uniquely qualified to review books.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics.
The four authors that she has reviewed today are Wendy Unsworth, D.G. Kaye, Chrys Fey and Susan Scott.
You cannot let St. Patrick’s Day go passed without some humour and here some from Oyia Brown that should make you smile. The Complaining Monk.
A man wanted to become a monk so he went to the monastery and talked to the abbot (the head monk). The abbot said, “You must take a vow of silence and can only say two words every three years.” The man agreed.
After the first 3 years, the abbot came to him and said, “What are your two words?”
“Food cold!” the man replied. The abbot made sure the meals are not cold.
Read the rest of the joke: https://oyiabrown.com/2017/03/17/the-complaining-monk/
And not to be outdone.. Elizabeth Melton Parsons has a little Irish story for you and a blessing to end this St. Patrick’s Day.
An Irishman and an American were sitting in the bar at Shannon Airport.
“I’ve come to meet my brother,” said the Irishman. “He’s due to fly in from
America in an hour’s time. It’s his first trip home in forty years”.
“Will you be able to recognize him?” asked the American.
Read the rest of the story and the blessing: https://elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/happy-st-patricks-day-an-irish-story-and-blessing/
Thanks for joining me for the final Blogger Daily for the week and I hope you have enjoyed this small selection of the blog posts I have enjoyed today. Please leave a link to your most recent post so that I can share… thanks Sally