Why not

It's been hot hot hot in the Big Chili this week. Where I would have preferred cool breezy nights with a beaming moon, we were dealing with a raging sun. But joys and faves here we go:

Spontaneous outing with family. We had fun browsing bottle art and learning which country the wines come from.


A better-idea sky.  I stare at it and think why not invite a friend to go on a Halong Bay cruise with me instead? It will turn the disappointment over changes on my trip to Vietnam into something I will surely enjoy.

Spending time with winged friends in the park. Kicking off the routine high heels, wearing jeans and walking barefoot on the grass were just as great.

St. Patrick's Day.
I'm no Irish but why the Saint Patrick's mode? And I muse, why not? At least I once dated an Irish guy. I remember being fascinated when I witnessed glimpses of the famous Irish temper in him - stuff I only read about in books before I met him. That was something like a little fairy tale come true! Well, that and the fact that he was into gorgeous ammo and helicopters.

To celebrate I had green tea and a book by an Irish author, the lovely Maeve Binchy narrating life in Tara Road. From my porch to yours, (belated) happy Saint Patrick's Day!

with mango and ice cream, a touch of green in my Saint Patrick's Day dessert

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  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am not Irish either but every year we make sure that dinner on St. Patrick's day is corned beef and cabbage.

  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've read that book too, enjoy. :)

  3. Love her books. Enjoy the tea and the read.

  4. I'm a green tea drinker too. Like seeing those birds.

  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day! We were bombarded with a snow storm in much of the Eastern United States where we were celebrating - so enjoy the sun in Bangkok for us while you celebrate :)

  6. Tis a bigger celebration when my grandkids are here but not much of one when I am alone. I do have a 3rd great grandfather Maguire - very Irish.

  7. I read that book many years ago... and I had the exact copy with that cover design. Have you read Circle of friends, I really enjoyed that book


  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day right back at you! Your blog is so interesting. I anxiously await to see what you will post next time.
    JM Illinois

  9. Oh i LOVE Maeve Binchy!!! i have read every one of her books except her very first one as our town library can't seem to find it and my internet search didn't yield any results. I was so sad when she died. Your St Patty's day dessert looks so yummy!!! and you are LUCKY to be having sunny warm weather. Here in eastern NY we are still looking at muddy, dirty snow that is sllllooowwwllly melting and temps still under 45 degrees F. we would LOVE some of your sun right now :) Have a glorious weekend!! (great photos.....i especially liked your park one!)

  10. The cruise sounds fun. I have never been on one but might like to try some time.

    Love the barefoot walk in the park!

    I didn't do anything for St. Patrick's Day this year, but sometimes I put on some Irish Tenors music.

  11. I like your celebrations with green touches here and there Hazel:-)

  12. Inspiration of the moment make the best memories ! You were so right to follow your feeling : you captures great pictures that very day... I love your reflection pic, by the way.

  13. Oh kiwi--yum! Love those little green things. :) Since I as born on St. Patrick's Day, I have a special affinity with Ireland and its patron saint (and I have an Irish ancestress!)

    Enjoy your week!

  14. Those pictures make me desperately want a proper spring - and soon!

  15. why not indeed! :)
    that last shot is making me hungry ...lol. so hot here, too! though it rained a couple of days ago.

    thanks much for sharing this lovely post over at Food Friday, Hazel
    enjoy the rest of the week!


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