Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Green Door...

Remember the old hit song "Green Door"? That was quite a while ago, and when I came across this door on a music shop in Amherstburg this past weekend, that song immediately came to mind. Since it is green, I decided to use it for my St. Patrick's Day posting. The heavy steel hinge and the black wrought iron handle along with the protruding nail heads gives it a very old medieval look. The red colour of the spindles in the little window would symbolize the obvious result of the "troubles" in Ireland. A lot of blood was shed on all sides. The late, great, Dermot O'Riley of the Celtic Folk group "Ryan's Fancy" told me one time as we enjoyed a beer at Fiddler's Green Pub in North Bay, that he enjoyed living in Newfoundland so very much. He said that it was "Ireland without the bombs". Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!

4 comments:

Mike de Moree said...

I can tell Spring has arrived in your area David. I like these new pictures bringing colour back after the black and white Winter season. Thanks. Mike

David c.h. Brown said...

Hi Mike,
Yes, we have lost all of our snow now, and have seen a Robin or two also. The crocus has appeared here and there, but it is still very cold. But after this week, it is supposed to warm up a bit. Thanks for checking in today. Dave

Krys and Paul said...

"Ireland without the bombs" wonderful image!

David c.h. Brown said...

Krys & Paul,
He also said it was nice to be able to walk past a baby carriage and not have to worry about it blowing up....
Thanks again, Dave