Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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:
Someone spent many hours with these bright colours! I especially love the hats!

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!


Vicki said...

I love that display!

The population in the town I live in always triples each year between the beginning of December until after April, with "snowbirds" (people who live in the northern U.S.) getting away from the cold and snow. Our parking lots and roads are packed with cars, and stores and restaurants packed with people. The last few days though there a way less cars and people in town. It's kind of strange.

Shari Burke said...

I used to know some snowbirds when we lived in Maine! I always lost a few members of my regular soup kitchen crew in the winter :-)

JFM/Jan said...

Such a lovely post.
Love the shamrock...did you create it Shari?
Sad that it is celebrated in a more subdued way 🍀

Shari Burke said...

Thank you! I did create it--it's a needle-felted background with some stitching and the shamrock is needle-tatted :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

That is a colourful display, and I do like the shamrock :)

All the best Jan