Instagrams – Winter

J.M.J.

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In Ireland, Geimhridh (sounds like gevre) is the word for Winter, which begins on the 1st Day of November!

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Oh, my, I feel cold in the air…

It does seem right that I should share!

November 1, 2016

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A blessed All Saints Day to you!

God bless you now, and always, too!

November 1, 2016

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No matter where in Éire I be,

I thank God when rainbow’s near me!

(Lower right picture taken in Southwest Ireland in the Dingle area)

November 3, 2016

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Those birds are flyin’ high o’er me…

Are they tryin’, my gold, to see?

November 7, 2016

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The leaves are fallin’, one by one…

Fun to get warm when day is done!

November 9, 2016

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Just love the Fall!  Just love the Sun!

Let’s laugh & play & have some fun!

November 11, 2016

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From ancient time, ’tis still the way,

That sea waves crash on every day!

(You are looking at the ancient prehistoric stone fort called Dun Aengus on the island of the Aran Islands called Inis Mór, as well as the Atlantic Ocean waters that crash on its shores and the Island’s flowers that are so beautiful!)

November 16, 2016

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The Sun went down so bright that day.

I went to bed in my same way.

But then the “Supermoon”* did shine!

I left my bed to watch…so fine!

November 18, 2016

*The “Supermoon” occurred on November 14, 2016.  It will not occur again until 2034!

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My little Friends are fun to see!

I love when they come visit me!

November 21, 2016

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We Leprechauns would like to say,

God bless you on Thanksgiving Day!

November 24, 2016

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Fall’s changed to Winter…’tis grown cold.

Hearth’s fire warms…old tales are told!

November 28, 2016

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From ancient times…from days of old…

Some secrets do remain untold.

November 30, 2016

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With fountain stilled, and flowers gone,

I, Finney, am a Leprechaun,

Who loves this time of Christmas lights!

Come see my home’s lit on all nights!

December 2, 2016

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‘Tis Christmastime with lights and pine…

Sharin’ hearth’s warmth can work out fine!

December 6, 2016

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St. Patrick taught us of God’s Son.

He taught us that God’s Three in One.

At. Christmastime we know to say

To Jesus, Son, “Happy Birthday!”

December 8. 2016

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‘Tis Christmastime!

December 8, 2016

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God bless each of us on this

holy Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother Mary!

You hear us pray… Oh Mother dear…

Asking your prayers…you always hear.

Knowing ’tis so, we have no fear,

That your Heart’s Love is always near.

December 8, 2016

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Christmas angels and winter’s snow,

Help bring Santa! I, Finney, know!

December 11, 2016

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Happy Feast Day to Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Dear Mother Mary, please, your prayers…

For each of us and all our cares.

Jesus, your Son, hears what you say,

In such a very special way!

December 12, 2016

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With Christmas gettin’ closer now…

To decorate…I know just how!

‘Tis sprinklin’ gold dust’s on me mind,

To brighten any place I find!

December 13, 2016

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Light the hearth!  See the brights of lights!

Winter brings grand Christmas-y sights!

December 15, 2016

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‘Tis comin’ soon…Jesus’ birthday!

So much is now in Christmas’ way!

December 19, 2016

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I’m restin’ on the Angel’s wings,

And I know soon the Angel sings,

To tell the world of Jesus’ birth…

He Who brings Love to all the Earth!

December 20, 2016

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The Christmas reds, & golds, & greens…

So grand & lovely are these scenes!

December 20, 2016

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I’m patiently waitin’ to see

Dear Santa’s gifts under my tree!

December 21, 2016

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The Christmas lights…the quiet night…

The Winter’s moon…can shine so bright!

The stocking’s hung with so much care,

And Finney wants to be right there!

December 21, 2016

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I hope that Santa sees my light,

In my window, from candle bright!

December 23, 2016

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Our Finney says “I just can’t wait!”

He knows that Christmas won’t be late!

December 23, 2016

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I hope St. Nick does see the star,

To guide him, whether near or far!

December 24, 2016

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Our Finney says…

“To good St. Joseph, I’ll move near,

to see Lord Jesus, nice and clear!”

December 24, 2016

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Our Finney says…

“This shepherd’s gotten close to where

Our Little Lord will lay…right there!

I think I can be closer still,

If I stand by Shepherd…I will!”

December 24, 2016

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Our Finney says…

“I’ve now found the best place to stay,

To see our King on Christmas Day…

Right by our Mother Mary sweet…

Right by Lord Jesus…at  His feet!”

December 24, 2016

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The King of Kings has come to Earth!!!

He’s come in way of humble birth!

Let’s have great joy and fun today,

With good St. Nick leadin’ the way!

December 25, 2016

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December 26, 2015

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O Holy Night…our King’s been born!

‘Tis happy homes on Christmas morn!

*Picture of tree and fireplace is used through the courtesy of Stevie Towne!

December 27, 2016

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The Angels…they are all around!

Singin’ for Jesus…Heav’ns sweet sound!

December 28, 2016

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The shepherds saw on that fine Night…

The King of Kings!  A Mighty Sight!

December 31, 2016

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December 31, 2015

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The shepherds saw on that fine Night…

The King of Kings!  A Mighty Sight!

December 31, 2016

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“Behold your Mother”  (John 19:27)

Today is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God,

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World Day of Peace.

May each of us be blessed to bring Peace to our own places in the world!

God bless you in this New Year of 2017!

January 1, 2017

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Now that our King is safely here,

All of good will, need have no fear!

January 2, 2016

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‘Tis “Gloria” the Angels sing…

This way they praise our newborn King!

January 4, 2017

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One day a donkey would serve Him,

And bring Him to Jerusalem!

January 5, 2017

*Picture of light with poinsettia is used courtesy of Stevie Towne

Photograph of Missie the Donkey (bottom left) is used courtesy of Kevin O’Hara, author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims

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January 6, 2016

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The Star’s grand light’s leadin’ the kings,

To Him for Whom each Angel sings!

January 7, 2017

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The kings have come!  They’ve come from far,

Led by the mighty Christmas Star!

We call them wise…and kings…and three…

King of the Jews, they hoped to see!

January 8, 2017

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The wise kings brought Him gifts so fine.

They brought their best to Him Divine!

God bless each of you on this Little Christmas!

January 8, 2017

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This little Babe has brought great LIGHT!

God’s Son brought us His Heaven’s “BRIGHT!”

And…

His Name is Jesus.

January 8, 2017

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As shepherds’ lambs so gently lay,

The Lamb of God was born that day!

“Behold the Lamb of God”  (John 1:29)

January 9, 2017

*Picture on lower right was taken at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in Co. Mayo, Ireland!

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Tho’ there’d be snow and frosty air…

No matter that…Shamrock’s still there!

January 12, 2017

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The next Parish o’er, I can see,

In my mind’s eye…’tis real to me!

And some might say, where could this be?

Well, I just say…across the sea!

January 14, 2017

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Our Finney says,

“The night has passed; the Sun brings cheer!

Hello, ‘Today!’  I’m glad you’re here!”

January 16, 2017

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Let’s heat up the hardwood!

January 17, 2016

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Our Finney says,

“Always warm, the Sun shone so bright,

Right on Squirrel…who’s in plain sight!”

January 18, 2017

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Viva il Papa!

January 19, 2016

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Tho’ leaves may wither in the cold,

The blooms still come…never gets old!

January 20, 2017

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, please bless each of us…

January 22, 2016

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January 23, 2016

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‘Tis winter still…’tis cold outside…

Air feels fresh…cozy warm inside!

January 23, 2017

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The Winter has some snow and ice,

But still has scenes that are so nice!

January 24, 2017

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January 25, 2016

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…need a moment to rest…   -_-

January 26, 2016

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‘Tis fun to see where golden glows,

Might show up in the Winter’s snows!

January 26, 2017

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Zzzzzzz…

January 27, 2016

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That golden glow just may be seen,

In funny spots of Winter’s scene!

January 29, 2017

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Finney just does not want to take his Christmas tree down!  He likes to look at the lights when he is lying in his bed at night!

January 31, 2016