Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spring cheer on Brigit's Day

It is Brigit's day today, the traditional 1st day of Spring in Ireland. The sun is shining in a clear blue sky, and we got out for a walk -and wade!- in the river before going to play ball in the field. (I reckon I could weave lots of the Brigit's crosses with all the straw/rush stubble!) When I got in to work I met the little gnome celebrating the day amongst the flowers :-)
Brigit's cross- click to find out more as Mary Lena's blog has links on how to make! 
 If you'd like to know a bit more about Brigit's Day, see this post from Cultural Heritage Ireland.
 The daisy is a flower associated with the old goddess Brigit, and it is often in bloom here at this time of year, bringing a bit of extra cheer. 
Still, like the straw or rushes used to weave her cross, the skeletons of wild flowers are beautiful, especially when lit up by the sun. 
beautiful flower 'skeletons' in the sun
I hope a bit of wonderful Spring feeling is woven through your every day :-)

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