For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,

And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;

Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,

And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
 ~Mary Elizabeth Blake

Happy St. Patick’s Day!

Love, Nora

  • Jane Siebrass says:
    March 17, 2018 at 11:08 am Reply

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Nora. May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door! I am Irish in my heart! Love the photos thank you! Love Jane

  • Nan, Odessa, DE says:
    March 17, 2018 at 11:38 am Reply

    Thanks for promoting St. Patrick’s Day!
    Do you know what the white flowers are in your pics? Look somewhat like Queen Anne’s Lace?

    Tell me what is the FIRST large plant I can put on my steps in a container and use later. I have had evergreens all winter and want something that will be more colorful. I am in Delaware.
    I am thinking something shrub like. Appreciate your help!

    Looking forward to your book!

  • Shirley Graham says:
    March 17, 2018 at 11:43 am Reply

    Thanks so much for the lovely pictures! May never get to Ireland but my Mother’s maiden name was Riley. We named our daughter Erin & my granddaughters names are Casey and Riley. Irish in my heart even though it’s mixed with French & German on my Dad’s side!

    • Beautiful, beautiful names inspired by a most beautiful place! Thanks very much for sharing Shirley!
      Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you & yours!
      Love, Nora

  • Nan, Odessa, DE says:
    March 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you and yours.
    Can you tell me what the flower was in the pics that looks like Queen Anne’s Lace?

    Any suggestions of shrub type plant I can use on my front steps (available early, early) to replace evergreens that have been there all winter? I would like to use these plants later in a garden. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    PS no tulips or daffodils, I have plenty growing by steps

    • Happy St. Patrick’s day! And thank you! Yes, that is indeed Queen Anne’s Lace (a favorite!). As for what type of shrub plant, my vote would be for a pair of azaleas or boxwood. Later on, both would be wonderful foundation plantings in the garden! Please let me know what you decide to do. 🙂
      Love, Nora

  • My children are named Sean Patrick, Timothy Ryan, Lauren Colleen and Bryan Christopher think I have any Irish in my family? Tis such
    a lovely place to visit the vistas are glorious. Love your post title “My favorite color Ireland.” HSPD🍀

    • What wonderful names!!! LOVE. My son’s full name is: Conor John Paul Murphy. We so loved the main character, Conor Larkin, in Leon Uris’ novel ‘Trinity’!
      Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the whole Greer family!
      Love, Nora xo

  • Diane Ruebel says:
    March 17, 2018 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Greening! Glorious greening!

    The Luck of the Irish to you dear heart.

    Diney on Camano Island

  • Audrey Johnson says:
    March 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm Reply

    Beautiful photos. What a gorgeous place. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  • Christine Dwyer says:
    March 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

    My family travelled to Ireland over 40 years ago….the thing I remember so vividly was that Ireland is composed of scenes “with the Greenest Green You’ve Ever Seen ” Wish we had the funds and ability to go touring again !

  • just catching up on missed posts and saw title fav color Ireland… here in very late to turn Spring Central IL your pictures not only brought me much sought after green but a glimpse of my fav country – Ireland. Have been blessed to have visited four times, 3 of which in March, and that too is truly my favorite color (and yes – it really is that many shades of green)… thank you

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