Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun's rays from the Irish sky warm your face,
May the children's bright smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.
~ Traditional Irish Blessing

This time of year we long for the onset of spring in northern Indiana. Maybe that is one of the reasons I enjoy St. Patrick’s Day so much. One of the many reasons!

This morning we had a wonderful time in the preschool class. We made green “clean mud” to mush between small fingers, read Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola, planted potatoes, made dyed green pasta necklaces, and had shamrock shakes for snack. Along with other fun things. What a joy it is to see the bright smiles on the children’s face. Talk about warming my heart!

The soda bread is rising, potatoes are roasting for a potato leek soup, the sun is shining, and I’m listening to Irish music. Life is full of blessings!

The meadow is still brown. So I have to look at photos of green from last summer to remind me that the world will turn green again.

Yesterday was warm, high 60’s. When I was in the back yard I saw the recently awakened goldfish in the pond. What a delight! I wasn’t sure if they would be able to survive the cold of winter, even though T put a heater in the pond. 

The green will return.