It's a holiday here, but it feels a bit strange. It's so quiet. It feels more like Christmas, which is always very quiet, than St Patrick's Day, which is always more lively. There are no parades. Pubs and restaurants have been directed to close. People have been encouraged to skip having parties at home. Social distancing is not the usual behaviour on this day, but here we are.
It is supposed to rain all day and the sky is a uniform grey. But in spite of the grey skies, lack of parades and parties, and the social distancing, there are (literal) bright spots, like these knitted ensembles I saw in a charity shop window in Donegal Town a few days ago:
As always, on this St Patrick's Day, I am grateful to be able to live out in the middle of nowhere in this wonderful country, which I love. Wherever you are today, and in spite of the uncertain times in which we are living right now, I hope you have a wonderful day!