Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! (late!)

Dear Friends,

I am late in posting this, but I'm going to go ahead and post it because I had a nice tree fixed for the holiday!  I think I've told you before that we have an annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and we always have tons of green beads!  I actually didn't attend the parade this year, but I understand it was a fun time and rather lively!!

Here are two views of my tree, full of fun green things!  I have two other pieces stitched, and I hope to get those totally finished, but of course that will be for next year, now!!
haha     I always think this is such a fun holiday!


Spring has finally sprung around here, I think!!  Our weather has been so strange.  It's been really cold (for us) and down around freezing at night and highs in the low 50s.  This week should have highs in the 70s-low 80s and lows in the 50s!  If only it would stay that way!!!  I took this photo a couple or three weeks ago.  This Japanese Magnolia is now all green leaves.  I started not to post it because it's not current, but I thought I would anyway since it's pretty.  This is beside the Cathedral.

We had an ordination over the weekend.  A seminarian became a transitional deacon.  He will become a priest next summer.  These are always such joyous events.  I played the organ, of course, and the singing was really lovely!  A glorious evening!  The other seminarians are seated in the pews on the left side.  It's so nice to know that so many young men will become priests.

You know I have to give a quick update on my granddaughter!!!  She is smiling and being silly!


Thank you for visiting and come back soon!



Marilyn said...

Your St, Pat's tree is pretty.
Love all of the green!
Your Granddaughter is too cute.

Pamela said...

Beautiful tree, Frances. Your granddaughter is adorable!

Vickie said...

I am glad you posted your tree. Love your granddaughter!!

Beth said...

Lovely post Frances. Our magnolias are in full bloom now. Such a precious grandbaby you have. Your St Pat tree is green green green. The church ceremony sounds to have been very inspirational - music is SO important to me and my spiritual health.

Angela Tucker said...

Oh. My. Goodness. She is a CUTIE!! Love, love, love that smile.

Your tree is amazing. You have such an eye for placement and color.

I think that you need to be more positive. You are not late posting for this year's St. Patrick's Day, you are early for next year's. LOL LOL

Have a wonderful week.

Justine said...

What a gorgeous girl your granddaughter is! I love her cute smile.
Your tree is lovely as always. Happy St Patrick's Day!

Astrids dragon said...

Great tree, love all the green!
You church is beautiful, what a special occasion for him.
OMGoodness, she is absolutely adorable!

diamondc said...

Hi Frances: Zoe is so cute what a fun baby she must be, love the photos of her.
Your St. Patrick's Day Tree is beautiful.
I am in awe of the process of becoming a Priest, it is amazing and beautiful the day of Ordination, we have several friends who's sons are Priest's.
Love the floral photos.
It has been silly weather around here, cold but no snow, rain for the next five days off and on and thunder storms along with it. Yuck.


blue star stitcher said...

Your seasonal trees are always so cute, glad you posted yours. And your granddaughter is adorable, isn't it funny when they discover their own tongue and make such weird faces!

koi seo said...

i am so glad to see this post. thanks for sharing!