Monday, March 17, 2014

Taste like spring, popping up and green day

- Fruity iced tea at Cafe Sunflower with friend Leisa on Saturday, making me feel as if spring is just around the corner.

- The little patches of spring flowers that are popping up everywhere, sometimes in the most unexpected places.  Look for evidence of that via pictures soon.

- Choosing something green to wear to work today in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  I'm not Irish, but like to participate.  A man I used to work with (transplanted from Pittsburgh, PA) said that where he comes from, one wears green only if one is Catholic.  Everyone else is supposed to wear orange.  Anyone else ever hear of that?

16 comments:

Granny Annie said...

On St. Patrick's Day EVERYONE is Irish so there would be no orange wearing. Never heard such a thing.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

TALON said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I had to search out something green to wear...and finally found a sweater. It's not a color I wear often though I love looking at it in nature.

Oh, yes, let's have some Spring please!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. I don't know enough about the Irish .. but orange features ...

However something green seems right and enjoy honouring St Patrick today ...

The juice looks delicious and we definitely have Spring here, though it'll be cold at the weekend - but the flowers are out and the stems are greening furiously!

Cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

That fruity iced tea looks DELICIOUS. St Patrick himself wasn't Irish, so on his day we can all be just as Irish as he was (if that makes sense).

Mama Zen said...

I've never heard of wearing orange.

Lee said...

Everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's Day! ;)

I've never head that orange is a considered alternative on St. Patrick's Day, either.

Orange is acceptable to wear on St. Patrick's Day because orange is the colour of the Protestants. The North Irish flag is green and orange. The southern Ireland flag is green...Catholic.

The tradition of wearing orange began as a celebration of the Protestant King William of Orange's defeat of the Catholic King James II at Boyne near Dublin in 1690.

Green is, of course, associated with the day in question. Some choose to wear orange in protest against the Catholics.

I just say, get in the swing and fun of it...wear whatever colour you like...and make an Irish Stew!! ;)

G. B. Miller said...

Never heard of such of thing, although from what I read, orange is the preferred color of choice for those who choose to battle others who are religiously different in N. Ireland.

Leonora said...

I'm thinking spring for sure- while we endure this perpetual winter!

As I recall (from NY experience)- wearing orange was a sign of rebellion towards St.Patricks Day. One year I forgot it was St. Patrick's Day and I wore an orange peasant top to school. I took a lot of ribbing that day. I definitely would not wear orange again on March 17th.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Well I wore green, so there you are. :)

Sandie -

Same to you!

Talon -

I wore an olive green jacket, but it still counts I think. :)

Hilary -

Isn't it lovely to see everything popping out?

Cheers to you!

Elephant's Child -

I like that!

Lynn said...

MZ -

I looked it up and it's definitely a thing.

Lee -

So interesting. I guess that is still practiced in the northern US. Thank you!

G -

No battling here. :)

Leonora -

Wow - that was unkind of those ribbers!

sage said...

Yep, Orange for the Protestants... I think the Irish flag has both colors.

LL Cool Joe said...

I wore my lime green gilet on the 17th but had no idea it was St. Patrick's Day! :D

Hope you had a good day!

Sara said...

I've never about orange being worn. I bet there's a history aspect to that. Linda, from Roses to Rainbows, wrote a post about St. Patrick's Day. The shamrock was how St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity. I thought was interesting.

I can't most teas anymore, but that glass sure did look yummy:~)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow warm enough for iced tea too!So pretty- I got to work on Monday- Others had major hang-overs at work the following night...

Lynn said...

Sage -

Just something that is not widely known around here - I guess.

Joe -

Now I'm wondering what a gilet is. :)

Sara -

So interesting about the shamrock!

Snaggle -

I drink iced tea all year around, but especially love it in warmer weather.