As most of you no doubt expect, my house is usually full of green stuff. And I’m always wearing one shade or the other of green – just makes me happy!
What folk have noticed this year, though, is that I went right from Christmas to St. Paddy’s Day. I took the tree down and put up the shamrocks. They are everywhere. Even bought myself a new shamrock (oxalis) plant this year. A green one, though I may also buy a purple.
I did have a few Valentine’s Day items up – took them down the day after. And am now trying to figure out where to put Easter decorations so they don’t overpower the Irish-ness – or whether I should just want until St. Patrick’s is over.
But, of course, the St. Patrick’s stuff (leprechauns, fairies, a hat, a shamrock magic wand, etc) will not be disappearing right after the Big Day. Might be the Solstice before they move on.
And shortly I’ll be starting another baking orgy – Irish soda bread. Yum!