Thro' slanting snows her fanfare shrill
Blowing to flame the golden cup
Of many an upset daffodil.
Signs of hope
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
I am a bit of a fan of wee Rory McIlroy and I am very sorry to see him in such a bad place mentally at the moment.
I am going to take this opportunity to advance your knowledge of golfing terminology by explaining the etymology of the terms "birdie" and "albatross".
The word "bird" was once a word like cool, ace, super, champion etc. It was slang for "excellent".
A golfer named Ab Smith in Atlanta in 1899 hit a shot which came to rest just inches from the hole leaving him one under par. "What a bird of a shot!" he cried and there and then he and his companions decided to call scores of one under par "birdies".
An albatross is the completion of a hole in golf in 3 shots under par. It is so named because the albatross is an even larger bird than the eagle and much more rare...a bit like making 3 under par.
Here is the last tranche of Dillon Boyer's lovely convent photos. So sad.....
The Sacred Heart stained glass window
I failed to identify this saint from the internet but I did learn that a palm leaf usually denoted a martyr. I'm sure someone local knows who this is.
|Another work of art|
|St. Therese of Lisieux|
|door to the sacristy|
|plinth in the front garden|
|side altar with Sr. Cosolata's organ covered|
Michael Keane in Perth sent me an interesting email describing an exhibit at
a recent Perth festival,