Saw this cute little guy on the lawn in front of the Intercontinental Hotel. (OK, there is no green on that bird, but just look at that lawn! ) This was taken on campus, where I work This picture (taken at Bait Al Zubair Museum) is of a Dhofari bed (Dhofar is the southern province of Oman which includes the resort city of Salalah). Called a “Sareer” in Arabic, it is an example of the traditional Dhofari style. Notice the gorgeous stain-glassed windows in the background (green color!).
Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, I had the blessed chance of visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland many years ago. It was only there that I learned that he was an actual follower of Christ who managed to convert a large number of Irish to the Lord!Legend has it that the shamrock became associated with him because he used this plant to teach the concept of the Trinity (“3 divine persons in ONE God”) as opposed to false teachings about Christ being a man only. Many people wear GREEN on this day (March 17th) to remember this faithful man. I just happen to be wearing green today. How about you?