Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Bit O' The Green



In honor of St. Patrick's Day I wanted to share a bit of green with you today.  This photo is from my archives as we don't seem to have much green at this point.  Today has us experiencing gale force winds, temperatures hovering around the freezing mark and rain that shall turn to sleet later on today.  

You gotta love it.  

Most of us have a bit of Irish in our blood, but hopefully all of mine will be confirmed in a couple of months, since I have delved into the world of genetic genealogy.  Through research parts of my family tree have been found, but a lot still remains a mystery.  

With that said, here are a couple of musical selections to enjoy with your pint of Guinness.  

Here to get you out of your chair.  

And, here just for a touch of Scottish heritage.    

39 comments:

  1. i do not claim any irish heritage, but luck to you and yours!

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  2. Lovely to see green from your archives. Our weather changes drastically day to day! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  3. More Scot than Irish here and I'm off Guinness for Lent. So here's raising a glass of mineral water to ol' St. Pat and the Irish! :-)

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  4. I'm part Scotch-Irish-- McAllister is my forebears name. I just did a post and my lead photo is very green too!
    Happy St. Paddy's Day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. I have had fun researching genealogy for several years, I didn't think that I was Irish but actually went way back into Ireland with some lines. Ran across all kinds of neat stories. Just a little green here but the grass has started to grow some.

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  6. That's the kind of weather that we are actually having... Enjoy St Paddy's day!

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  7. we have lots of Irish in our family. would love to be a "ginger" ... but just a blonde/brown haired here. but it's all good. happy St. Patrick's Day to ya!! enjoy it! don't forget to wear some green. ( :

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  8. Here's to your Irish bits :)

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  9. Happy in your heritage search . . . I hope you find your Irish ancestors.
    My husband claims the Irish while I claim English and Scottish . . .
    I liked your restful green scene . . .

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  10. So nice to see green, here white still, Francine.

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  11. Such an inviting picture ... the green chair in the midst of the fresh and peaceful landscape! HappySt. Patrick's to you! The genealogy reseacrh sounds really interesting ... write more tid bits as you go along!

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  12. have a touch of Irish some where down the lines...we have high winds here in Texas too....temps dropped again...oh Mother Nature...
    love that photo!

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  13. I was thinking that the grass should begin turning green soon as Spring is approaching. This has been a harsh winter in so many areas of the country, so I hope Spring will be kinder.
    I am half Irish descent. The other half is Ukrainian. True to the mining area of Pennsylvania where my parents came from -- both came from coal miner fathers and those two nationalities were strong in that industry there.

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  14. A fun post to get one's mind off the winter weather still hanging on to many parts. I'm feeling pretty lucky today with the temp around 75 here in southern Utah. But back home in northern Utah, I'm afraid it still looks like winter!

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  15. Happy Saint Patrick's Day, a little early. That is such a beautiful picture. Lovely to see a bit of green. We have snow right now :0

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  16. I hope you have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  17. Who knows what we are or where we are from, my aunty did a search back and found a big mistake in our history so that changed everything so not I'm just me here and now.
    Merle.............

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  18. Beautiful shot and Happy St. Paddy's Day :-)

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  19. Oh what I would give to be able to put my feet up and rest in that lovely patch of green. I bet it's fresh and crisp out there and you couldn't hear a siren or a car alarm even if you tried? :)

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  20. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have a wee bit of Irish too.

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  21. Are you going to get your dna mapped? I want to do that!
    From what I've been told, I'm Spanish, Irish, English. Have a great day Michelle!

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  22. There's no green in southern Ohio yet as a rule of thumb but we were at a fast food establishment the other day and there was a small cluster of Easter Lilies coming up.....as usual they seem to be early.

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  23. i love genealogy! i too have some irish blood! mixed with some french, german and russian!

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  24. It's great to see GREEN! Lovely setting! I may have a little Irish, not sure. That's something like you, I need to find out. I know I'm Cherokee Indian and Welsh! Happy St. Patricks Days! (Hubby has a lot of Irish in him!!) Blessings~~~Roxie

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  25. Not easy to find Irish blood around here, but who knows?

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  26. Are you doing the Ancestry.com DNA test? Joe and I did it. I am Irish (Kelly), Scottish (Cameron), and German (Switzer & Willman). So, since my maiden name is Kelly, I do wear green and my shamrock earrings on St. Patty's Day! I was surprised to find out I also had Scandinavian blood, too! Love Ancestry.com.

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  27. Such a pretty green scene. I can't even remember what green looks like around here! It has been so long.

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  28. A beautiful and peaceful scene. Let's hope March goes out like a lamb for you... How interesting that you are looking into your ancestry and so fun. I love finding out about the past. Funny, cuz I hated History in school. Go figure.... Happy St. Patrick's Day and happy hunting. xo Karen

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  29. What a lovely scene . . . certainly, when the weather reflects this dreamy photo - we'll all be enjoying the day.

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  30. Cannot get over the weather that Kentucky is experiencing. I wonder what this will do to the early blooming trees like the red buds? All kinds of trees and shrubs are blooming here but I think it is a little chilly for them. May the green be with you -- barbara

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  31. ooh, that is so beautiful! great work, michelle!

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  32. nothing but white here at the jersey shore!! happy st. pat's day!!

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  33. What a fine scene for St. Patrick's Day. Genetic genealogy? That sounds pretty sophisticated. I hope you tell us more.

    And, I clicked on the Irish song. In all the time I have been on your blog, that is the FIRST bit of music I didn't like (and I do love Celtic music). You are human!

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  34. I was just about to get a bit jealous of your green when you said it was freezing there...sigh...do you suppose spring will ever get here? It has been such a long winter this year. I have been working on our family tree the past several years. It is really a fun thing to do. So many others are on Ancestry that I have found tons of information and even family pictures. A few mysteries have been solved too. Very interesting stuff when I have time for it. Hope you enjoy too...maybe we are related through the Irish side or the Scottish side. lol.

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  35. Nice to see the green....it is coming so I hear:) Hug B

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  36. Once the geneology bug bites, there is no turning back! Have fun.

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  37. Love the music! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day.

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  38. The more I hear about St Patrick's day, the more I think it is all about just dressing up in something green, singing a song with a pint of guinness in the hand. I'm desperate to hear a bit more about it. :-)

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  39. Looks peaceful.
    Hope you celebrated and had FUN!

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