Focus on Life Week 24- Green

When I got our prompt for the week from Sally, I thought my photo would be a picture of my studio, which is painted green, but that will have to wait for another prompt. I met friends for lunch on a beautiful day.  We have a wonderful mural painted by local artist Keith Naquin,  "Chesapeake Vistas," on the wall of the Ice House Cafe which is next to O'Sullivan's patio, where we had lunch.

I could not resist taking a photo of this fantastic  mural by Keith that was  commissioned by the Council for the Arts.   Our  waiter explained that the sailboat is the Irish flag, the red and green chairs are the colors of his  county and the Celtic Jersey on the far dock,  were additions the artist made at his request.  My mom's family is from County Cork and we have a Celtic Jersey in our house...so my green came from an unexpected source and a nod to my heritage.

I hope you are having beautiful weather where you are and I must leave you with my favorite Irish blessing. Please visit The Studio Sublime and see what the other participants captured that was green this week.

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Keith Naquin, "Chesapeake Vistas" mural in Herndon, Virginia