Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick's Rainbow

We spent a wonderful St. Patrick's Day evening at our neighbors' house, enjoying corned beef and cabbage and other delicious treats.

Smoked salmon and butter on Irish soda bread, meat pies with relish, Irish cheddar with porter - all made delicious hors d'ouevres for the main meal

The house was filled with children, food, pets and cheer.

The kids had more American-style treats

Henri the pig had to stay outside because he had muddy trotters and a muddy nose.

The weather this weekend was wild - a fierce morning storm gave way in the afternoon to blustery wind and sunny skies, but as evening came on, more rain whisked through.

At one point, a sudden hailstorm covered the outside deck with ice.

Later, the skies clouds parted and the sun came out - and a rainbow appeared.

The children ran up the driveway to the street to see it.

Hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day!


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Did you see the rainbow picture on facebook? It "ended" over a truck loaded with Guinness. :)

cactus petunia said...

What a yummy feast!
The weather is crazy up here in Oregon as well...rain one minute, snow the next, followed by hail and then sunshine and glorious rainbows. March has certainly come in like a lion. I hope April is a lamb!

M. Bouffant said...

Henri est bien un cochon!

I can't remember it being this cold (during the day) in yrs.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that rainbow, Aunt Snow!