St. Patrick’s Mountain

Every year, pilgrims and tourists from around the world climb on the slopes of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo,  the holy mountain where St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights as he wrestled with demons who came to him in the form of blackbirds.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  Fascinating facts here about this Christian missionary given credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s.  So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found.

Photo of Croagh Patrick by PamelaWLucas 5/16


Cinquain: Chip takes the space

toad home
gone for winter
Enters fluffy chipmunk
Creates a snug and cozy space

Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 12/22/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin

Toady it’s cold outside and where did you go?

Haiku: Shelter

Baby birds have flown
Now need a snug winter spot
House becomes a home

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 12/10/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 12/10/17

Birds seek a dry warm roost, so turn your birdhouse into a cozy, comfy home.      My converted bluebird house hosted two Carolina wrens last night after the snow stopped. Build it and they will come!