St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day.

I don’t really get St. Patrick’s Day. Something about some dude and a flute and rats, or was that the Pyed Piper? Maybe it was something about Christianity coming to Ireland. I can never remember. Maybe because most people simply associate it with drinking green beer, wearing green and stuff like that. I sort of associate it with the start of spring here in the US and the greening of the landscapes. I know it also means that it is time to go down to Gibbs Gardens for the Daffodil Festival! This image was from last year but the daffodils are looking really good this year from what I am hearing. It will be incredible in the next few weeks. So drink a beer, chase a rat, go to church and then down to Gibbs Gardens for St. Patrick’s Day. I think it has to be in that order to be official.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f16, -1.3 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Vanguard tripod, processed in Lightroom 5.

Gibbs Gardens 032214h copy


4 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Happy St Patrick’s Day to you. Believe me as an Irish man born and bred here in Dublin it does get a bit boring after a while and just an excuse to get drunk.

  2. Being from India, I don’t know much about ‘St. Patrick’s Day’, and so nice to read about it here.

    But what has really drawn my attention here, is this gorgeous image 🙂

    What a stunning place!!!

    A pathway leading to the woods with a carpet of flowers all around…

    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Happy St Patrick’s Day. I associate it with the start of spring as well (even though we’re expecting snow flurries later this week). Great photo ~ those daffodils are so bright and springlike.

  4. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thank you for the kind words!

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