Photo was taken yesterday morning at Seskin, Bantry, West Cork (Irl)

The last photo I had up here of the Horse Chestnut was back on March 25th. You can see in this photo the difference a month makes. It is now in full flower, with those beautiful tall white upright flowers. They really stand out and are always so eyecatching.

On This Day

On April 29th 2011, Prince William of Wales, second in line to the British throne, married his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Middleton, in a lavish ceremony broadcast to millions of television viewers.

Interesting Quote for Today

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius

Saint For Today: Catherine of Siena

Significance of Today April 29th is World Dance Day. We know how popular the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing is. The art of dance is one of the earliest and longest-standing forms of entertainment and community activity known to humankind. While it continues to be practiced by millions of people daily, Dance Day is a precise moment in the calendar where everyone is invited to take part in an extremely enjoyable pastime. Even those with two left feet! Dance is one of the ultimate activities to destress, lose inhibitions and boost physical health.

Did You Know: Did you know the most used computer password is 123456? Despite it being the most easiest one to remember, it is also the most easiest one to figure out!!

Thought on Friday – May – 29/04/2022

Earth Day was celebrated last Friday April 22nd. It is about doing things to help protect our planet earth, to keep it clean and healthy. The cynic might say why bother, the optimist says every little helps. It’s the simple things that we can all do, that make the biggest difference.

If we don’t do the small things who else will. We owe it to the generations coming after us. It also our Christian call and duty to do something that will make a difference. Pope Francis also encourages us to do so and has written extensively on the topic.

I have put together a short video to mark Earth Day and it is called ‘Earth Day – Simple Things You Can Do’

The following prayer by Carmel McCarthy is also appropriate:

A prayer by Carmel McCarthy

Almighty God of creation and eternity, within your providence we live and move and have our being. Open our eyes to see your beauty in all the details of our environment. Lift our hearts to you in gratitude for the luminosity of the stars, for spiders and sparrows. We thank you for the sun and moon which regulate our times and seasons. We thank you for each and every person who has enriched us on life’s journey. Most of all we thank you for your word made flesh, and for your spirit of love and life, God, forever and eternity, Amen.