Monday, March 16, 2015

The Leprechaun

This colourful leprechaun stopped to pose for me in the midst of the freezing rain on Saturday. Inquiries were made, but the devious imp wouldn't give up the location of that pot of gold.

Just up the street, this truck was carrying a portable party from one of the local pubs. They'll be busy tomorrow.


  1. Nice colourful leprechaun.
    It was shade that there was raining weather same time as the carnival.
    Have a nice new week.

  2. Looks to me like you found the pot of gold... great photo-ops.

  3. I think even it raining that person will not get wet by wearing clothing that covers everything.


  4. I think I will visit an Irish pub tomorrow. I am curious to see how St Paddy's will be celebrated here.

  5. they are sneaky little beggars those leprechaun's LOL

  6. That was a special meeting with that creature, I didn't know the word leprechaun, had to look it up. The mobile pubs I am not so fond of. We have those terrible cycling pubs here in Amsterdam lots of noises and lots of beers.

  7. haha. when i first read your text, i read 'transporting a portable potty' and i couldn't see one in the photo. then i re-read. :)

  8. I love it: portable party! Yes, we had freezing rain, too.

  9. Pretty depressing green guy in the rain? I'll ride the pub train.

  10. @Orvokki: freezing rain is not my kind of weather, but it was relatively light.

    @Stuart: thanks!

    @Tomas: in a good rain I wear an Australian oilskin trenchcoat. It does a great job keeping me relatively dry.

    @Halcyon: here they will be very busy.

    @Gill: they definitely are.

    @Marianne: I certainly appreciated that this fellow stopped to pose!

    @Tex: hah!

    @Sharon: it does look cute.

    @Jennifer: fortunately it turned to snow later in the day.

    @Birdman: I find myself wondering if they were actually drinking!

  11. I like the truck wit the bar !

  12. These were very hardy people to be out in a parade in cold rain.

  13. I hope that costume was waterproof!

  14. I love a parade! I've never been to a St. Patrick's Day one. Fun!

  15. Stay out of the bars tomorrow!

  16. Haha, that's a big head!
    Love the portable party. What a fun!

  17. @Karl: fortunately these vehicles don't move fast!

    @Red: it's not the best weather, but that's typical for St. Patrick's Day parades here.

    @Judy: I would hope so!

    @Luis: thanks.

    @Pamela: I've attended them here, but not elsewhere.

    @RedPat: they will be packed.

    @Tamago: the person must be well balanced.

  18. bet there was a lot of blarney spoken

  19. A great parade, pity for the weather...

  20. A portable we have food trucks. Are pub trucks the next big thing?

  21. I read portable potty till I realized it was portable party.
    I figured with all the drinking that they had decided to put the potty on wheels.

    cheers, parsnip

  22. Nice leprechaun to stop and pose for you, William. :) I enjoyed seeing the English signs on the stores, too.

  23. How nice the L. posed for you.

    Did you get soaked William?

  24. Nice shot of that leprechaun, I had never heard of that word, but I found it.
    Too bad he wouldn't tell you where to find the gold. :-)

  25. Lol. I've never seen a leprechaun, not even in Ireland. Lucky you!!!!

  26. @Gerald: faith and begorrah!

    @VP: it is to be expected this time of year.

    @Norma: that would not surprise me.

    @Parsnip: they might have to!

    @Linda: we've got a mix of English and French signs here, but this stretch tends to be more English.

    @Marleen: better luck next time.

    @Carolann: no, it was a very light freezing rain, and I was dressed well.

    @Jan: the silly imp!

    @Ciel: this one looked friendly!

  27. Oh, those cagey leprechauns!
    Wondering if they served Guiness draught on the moving pup.

  28. Thanks William for the visit. Spring is coming, landslides are dangerous. I hope that the roots of ciligie preserve my hill. Good evening Lina Ranalli

  29. Sounds like a party's going to happen!

  30. i love Leprechauns ... wish one would bring me some extra doe please. ha. ha!! ( :

  31. @Kay: there was one of these floats- I should have photographed it- made of barrels, with green beer flowing from one the others.

    @Filonico: thanks for letting me know.

    @Cheryl: it's a big day here tomorrow.

    @Jen: very much so.

    @Geoff: they're so devious about hiding them.

    @Beth: me too!

  32. some of my colleagues are dressed in green for St Patricks day

  33. Someday, William, when you least expect it, you will find that pot of gold. Don't give up hope! What fun photos!


  34. The Irish sure do know how to celebrate this happy day.

  35. Awesome looking little leprechaun. He looks quite a character.

  36. @Anonymous: about the only green I've got are one T-shirt and one scarf that has some green in it.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Andy: they do!

    @Randy: thanks!

    @Linda: quite so!

    @Whisk: very good of him.

    @Gemma: definitely!