Sneachta in Ireland

Sneachta is forecast in parts of Ireland today. No, I’m not talking about snacking or being snarky. Sneachta is the Irish word for snow. Snow rarely happens in Ireland’s fairly moderate climate. So, when it does snow, sneachta gets thrown around a lot. Because why not? If you live in a country where it rarelyContinue reading “Sneachta in Ireland”

Looking for Daffodils

It’s been a heartbreaking week so I thought I’d post something cheerful. Something positive. So, I went looking for daffodils. I chose this picture from three years ago. The photo is of Cafe Rua’s front window on Spencer Street in Castlebar, County Mayo. Cafe Rua is one of my most favorite places to go toContinue reading “Looking for Daffodils”

New Bridges in 2021

This picture, from a few years ago, popped up in my iPhone memories scroll. I think it pretty adequately depicts how I feel about 2020 and the hope for new bridges, new ways of moving forward in 2021. Here’s to being able to hug each other again, go browsing through a shopping mall, enjoy aContinue reading “New Bridges in 2021”

Irish Halloween Blessing

At all Hallow’s Tide, May God keep you safe From goblin and pooka and Black-hearted stranger, From harm of the water And Hurt of the fire, From thorn of the Bramble, From all other danger, From Will O’ The Wisp Haunting the mire; From stumbles and tumbles And tricksters to vex you , May GodContinue reading “Irish Halloween Blessing”