Greetings to all folks near and far. I hope Spring has touched your land with grace and beauty. I love seeing the lovely daffodils and other bulbs popping up out of the ground. It sure brightens up the bleak landscapes of winter. The hills here are beginning to green up. Rabbits, squirrels, quail, hawks and many other birds and little critters on my little mountain are joyous to have the sun warming up the land once more.
This year I am seeing some of the biggest hawks ever. The squirrels are really on guard and being very alert to their surroundings.
I am enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather also. Today I began my routine of walking and exploring the mountain. I carry a large walking stick, to help me on the gentle slopes and to have a little protection against rattlesnakes. I have not ever encountered one, for they are timid. It never hurts to be safe and alert though.
Here is my latest article:
"It was a time of gallant chivalry, a time when great chieftains led bands of warriors and High Kings ruled the land. All over Ireland, on her green hills and in the valleys, fierce warriors stood ever faithful to their chieftains and the High Kings. It was during this time that Cu Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, became one of the mythological heroes of Ireland."
Come read about Cu Chulainn, Hound of Ulster, from Irish mythology at the following link:
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He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- by William Butler Yeats
Till next time, May your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter. Walk in Peace and Harmony.
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