An Old Irish Blessing

march-17-2009-025-21May love and laughter light your days,
march-17-2009-060-2and warm your heart and home.
march-17-2009-029-2May good and faithful friends be yours,
march-17-2009-082-2wherever you may roam.
march-17-2009-028-2May peace and plenty bless your world
march-17-2009-036-2with joy that long endures.
march-17-2009-046-3May all life’s passing seasons
march-17-2009-083-2bring the best to you and yours!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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45 Responses to An Old Irish Blessing

  1. skeeter says:

    Happy St. Patty’s Day back at cha! May you find your pot of gold today! Love the blooms pics below! Fairegarden sure does have some color popping!

  2. Sweet Bay says:

    Gorgeous photos Frances. I love all of the dewdrops.

  3. Marnie says:

    That’s a lovely blessing. The Irish are a poetic and fun loving people.

    Your photos make me long to go out and rake the leaves back off the gardens. I pulled some back the other day and the ground was still frozen underneath. Soon.

  4. Monica says:

    It seems like chocolate should figure into such a blessing, but that’s OK. It’s good anyway! Happy St. Patty’s!

    HA Monica, good one! I agree.

  5. Lovely sentiment.
    Gorgeous photos as always.

  6. tina says:

    You too Frances!

  7. Janet says:

    Great photos Frances– would you believe I just came in from the front yard after taking photos of my Goldflame? Great shrub! Is that bronze fennel? Looking like spring is happening!!!

    Hi Janet, yes, I would. The Magic Carpets are leafing out and it is always quite a show, they are spread in several beds from rooted pieces of stems. That is bronze fennel newly emerging. Good eye. 🙂

  8. Love the Irish Blessing, and hope it’s true for you too;-) I love the droplets on the leaves, and that shamrock is a plant I’d like to try.

    Hi Jan, thanks. The photo is of the invasive wild clover that wants to rule the world here. I wanted to find a four leaf clover, but lack the patience. 🙂

  9. Frances — Lovely Blessing! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, too. (Fairegarden sounds Irish, is it?)


    Hi Cameron, the term Fairegarden was in an old English manuscript, but that was learned long after the name was coined. It was the name of my landscaping/craft business at the first TN home and uses my initials. My friend Laurie helped me think of it, and the old English spelling. I am of English/Scots/Irish descent. 🙂

  10. On the greenest day of the year I wish you Happy St.Patrick’s to you too Frances.
    xoxo Tyra

  11. Phillip says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too Frances!

  12. Darla says:

    Wonderful photos as usual and the same Blessings to you and yours Frances.

  13. Gail says:

    Frances, Hello! Now I know where you’ve been all morning…a wonderful post and the photos are lovely…Happiest of St Pat’s day to you and thank you for the blessing! Blessing to you, Frances my good friend. gail

  14. CurtissAnn says:

    What beauty! Thanks for the blessing.

  15. Phillip (UK) says:

    And to you. What great pictures.

  16. The same to you. Loving the photos. Really liked those unfurling croziers.


  17. kanak says:

    …and the same to you too, Frances. Gorgeous photos.

  18. Rose says:

    Beautiful photos as always, Frances. The Irish really have a way with words, don’t they? I wish the same for you.

  19. cheryl says:

    Frances, may all your blooms be bountiful, lovely blessing and all the best of this day, Slainte!

  20. Daphne Gould says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too :>

  21. Dave says:

    Great pictures! I like the fern fronds emerging. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  22. Lisa says:

    Beautiful post! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too!

  23. Connie says:

    Beautiful blessing and your photos are gorgeous. Looks like things are happening in your garden!

  24. A beautifully illustrated blessing. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  25. fairegarden says:

    Thanks to everyone for your good wishes on this happy day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and I will spend the rest of the day in the garden absorbing it all.


  26. Racquel says:

    A lovely blessing for today Frances. Thanks for sharing it & the beautiful photos from your garden. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  27. The same to you dear. May your garden year be filled with all sorts of green and growing things, and I don’t mean weeds. 🙂 ~~Dee

  28. Titania says:

    A wonderful tribute to St.Patrick’s day. The pictures are a masters work. Happiness all year round.

  29. Catherine says:

    How pretty. I love all the green and what is that neat plant in the fifth picture? The lighting makes it look like crystal!

    Hi Catherine, thanks. That is bronze fennel with heavy dew reflecting the sun.

  30. Alice Joyce says:

    Lovely as always. And I do find it gratifying, indeed, to be among the wide-ranging cohorts in your blogroll, Frances!

  31. Brenda Kula says:

    And back at ya, Frances! My ferns looked like that weeks ago. Little fetuses curled up waiting to unfurl. And now they are at least two and a half feet tall!

  32. linda says:

    What beautiful shots of fresh green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Frances!

  33. teza says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friend. I am sure the wee folk will be dancing in their meeting place in your garden until the wee hours of the morning! If you’re thinking of joining them, make sure to leave a light on! I am currently listening to Brian Kennedy, a wonderful Irish lad with the voice of an angel!

  34. Thank you so much Frances. I hope you had a great day. Your pictures are marvelous. I can’t believe you have ferns up so high and the moss is great. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

  35. linda says:

    Good morning Frances, you won lettuce seeds from Renee’s garden. Congratulations!

  36. Well, dozens have already said it, but they’re right: that was lovely. My favorite was the moss in the last photo. (That was moss, wasn’t it?) Since you’re gardening on a slope (in Tennessee), I’m assuming the rock is part of the garden?

  37. TC says:

    I still hope to visit Ireland before I’m done. But who knows, if I don’t, maybe I can afterwards. :~)

  38. Kathleen says:

    Your photos and verse should have been on the nightly news last night Frances. You know the pieces they do at the end of the half hour?? It’s just that fabulous. 🙂

  39. annetanne says:

    That blessing is beautiful…

  40. A lovely wish, Frances, and one I send back to you with all heartfelt best if belated wishes.

  41. The photos are as lovely as your words.

    Hi Chandramouli, thanks, but those words are not mine, however the photos are. 🙂

  42. Wow! That was fun. Thank you for wonderful visit I just had! 🙂

  43. That’s a very sweet poem, Frances – thanks for the good wishes – isn’t everybody Irish on St Patrick’s Day? I love the early spring photos with the leaves emerging fresh and new.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

    Hi Annie, thanks. Spring is here, well in a few minutes officially, and the trees are beginning to leaf out. Oh happy days!

  44. osoba taiwo says:

    May the good God keep u and preserve ur ministry in the precious name of Jesus amen.

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