Raindrops sit delicately atop a spring rose bud

Atop: Raindrops on Roses

Atop , this week’s photo challenge theme, can mean so many things and provide hundreds of different perspectives. I decided to go macro and explore raindrops atop roses. The featured image of this American Beauty rosebud is also submitted for the Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34 “Spring Has Sprung,” hosted by Musin’ with Susan. Just for…

May the road rise up to meet you; Irish Blessing

Hidden Celtic Names for St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly everyone in the U.S. and beyond loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I can tell you that the day is not just about green beer, corned beef and shamrocks, although these symbols are gleefully recognized in the celebration of Irish culture. For my St. Patrick’s Day post I thought I would introduce my Celtic ancestry.…

Renaissance Faire

Celtic Lineage: What’s In a Name?

For my St. Patrick’s Day post I thought I would introduce my Celtic ancestry. McCune is my mother’s maiden name. The McCune family is said to be descended from the ancient Irish King Heremon, who invaded Ireland in 1700 BC (lot’s of scepticism here but I had to start somewhere). By the 11th century, the population…