Saturday, 17 March 2007

St Patrick's Day


It's a tradition here that the weather on St Patrick's day will set the tone for the rest of the year.
If St Patrick 'turns the stone' on the warm side, then we hope for a good summer. But, oh dear, he has obviously turned the stone on the cold side today - we've had a really cold blustery day, with snow threatened for tomorrow.
There was an open air St Patrick's day concert in town this afternoon, but I think most people probably stayed inside watching the finals of the rugby. Ireland had a convincing victory over Italy, but congratulations go to France - who have won the 6 Nations on points.

11 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Snow threatened for tomorrow? My, my. We don’t have an iota of snow left but it’s far too early to call winter off at our latitude...

isabella said...

Let's hope the tradition is off this year and the spring will visit you soon...
That's my St. Paddy's Day wish for you ;-)

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Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

I'm glad you had a romantic time and fond memories of the winter snow in Central Park. It is very beautiful when it snows because everything is white and pristine and clean. And when it's cold like that, it's double nice when someone you love is there to hold you hands and keep your warm.

Gerald England said...

It is very wet and blustery over this side of the Irish sea too. It felt bitterly cold Saturday afternoon so perhaps the snow is coming back -- doubt it'll last long if it does though.

Pat said...

Well, you're getting our kind of weather. It's been snowy and blustery here but spring won't be long now. I can just feel it.


Pat's Photos and
Guelph Daily Photo

Sally said...

Ireland is also goign well in the cricket world cup! Do Northern Irish supporters of Ireland in the rugby divide along sectarian lines?

M.Benaut said...

Glad to see Ireland beating Italy.
Have a happy St, Pat's. and thank you for your kind visit to Adelaide DP.

Keropok Man said...

Happy St Pat's Day!

Did you have lunch in the end? At that place i mean :-P

Oya said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day and greetings from Istanbul...

blueboat said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to everyone.
Keropok man - I didn't eat there in the end. Sally - the island of Ireland is represented by a single team in most sports at international level (this includes rugby, cricket and hockey) - soccer is the main exception.