Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green and Happy St. Patrick's Day

 The green teapot
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
A friend asked me the other day if I was getting over
my dislike of green.  "Yes," I said.  Then
when I thought about it, I realized that I've
probably always loved green.  Not in clothing
so much, but who would not love the green of
leaves, of my cat's eyes, of grass covering a
hillside, and the cedars and pines giving a white
farmhouse its definition.   Today I saw
green everywhere, including in my house, where
we'd decorated for St. Patrick's Day, one of my
favorite celebrations.

Our friend Luigi Benetton (foreground) 
with left to right, Josephine Pica, me and Steven
Photo by Luigi on Josephine's phone
What's not to like?  Green Veuve Cliquot (a
drop of food coloring) and mini green icing
cupcakes.  We had friends over to drink a
toast, and all of us, including the dog sang
"When Irish eyes are smiling"s over the phone
to my mother, who is a wee part Irish.  Her Irish
descent, and of course it follows mine too, comes
 from French people who immigrated to Ireland to
escape persecution for their religious beliefs.  No idea
beyond that.
Zoey wears a garland and sings
She thinks her cookies taste great
at a party.
I did this little drawing on my iPad to go with
the theme of Green.  That green teapot, is really
a plastic watering can.  But I love the shape.
Fiona and Zoey think it's time the party was over, and Zoey
wants that garland off.  But Fiona has to admit it makes
Zoey look pretty.

Have a loving-of-the-green day.

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