It’s All About The Green!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of my Irish friends! This day puts me in mind of Tipperary Hill in Syracuse’s west side where Irish people mainly from County Tipperary, Ireland settled. These Irish were the chief laborers in building the Erie Canal. There are two very special things about Tipperary Hill (that I know about, I’m sure there’s more). First, the traffic light at the intersection of Tompkins Street and Milton Avenue. Unfortunately I don’t have my own photo (yet) so I borrowed this photo from this website: Notice the green at the top!!


The second thing I like about Tipperary Hill is Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. When I used to eat meat, they had the best Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner – if you could get a table! Talk about wall-to-wall people! This *is* the place to be on and around St. Patty’s Day. You can take a tour of the Pub on their website. It’s really beautiful on the inside! If you don’t want to take the tour, at least look at this first photo of the leprechaun door!

And for my non-Irish friends, I leave you with a few green photos:

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I hope everyone has a happy day, whether you’re Irish or not!


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mon@rch
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 11:11:11

    Love all those green things and yes, I am Irish! BTW: All mon@rch’s love them milkweed greens! LOL


  2. Pam
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 11:18:10

    Cool Mon@rch – I didn’t realize you were part Irish, too! Party on man! Today’s *your* day! LOL! I wasn’t even thinking about Mon@rchs loving the milkweed greens! This post is especially for *all* Mon@rchs then, and I didn’t even think about it! Ohhh, and you would love Coleman’s Pub then, it’s a really cool place!


  3. laurie
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 17:11:18

    Thanks Pam! I am Norwegian, Irish and Swedish. What a combination, eh?


  4. jayne
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 18:11:27

    And a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you too Pam! Love the “green” photos!


  5. mary
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 20:59:11

    I thought I posted a comment earlier, but here it is again. I’m not Irish one bit and have never enjoyed it except for the fact that we were able to wear green instead of uniforms in Catholic schools. But I do like good corned beef and cabbage, Irish songs, and Irish people!

    Love the shades of green, Pam.


  6. Laura
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 22:45:19

    I thought maybe you’d had one too many in celebration when I saw that last photo, then realized it was a horizontal branch! At least, I think it is! (Maybe I’ve had one too many?) 😉

    I LOVE the shot of the milkweed pods – can’t wait for those days to come.


  7. Susan Gets Native
    Mar 17, 2007 @ 22:48:57

    What is that second to last picture of? Pot????

    Hey! My grandmother’s grandmother came from County Tipperary!

    I love the Irish…such a fiercely proud group of people.

    I relate more to my German heritage than the Irish…my grandmother on my Dad’s side was the last person in the family to speak German, and she could make the BEST food.
    But I will take corned beef and cabbage any day.


  8. naturegirl
    Mar 18, 2007 @ 08:02:52

    With a name like ~nature woman~ I just had to come by and see!
    You have a passion for swans birds nature as do I!
    ~Nice to meet you~ and do come by my site as I am celebrating my 1st yr. blogging ! Nice to meet you oh and my natureboy is Irish! Loved your photos in green!:)NG


  9. Pam
    Mar 18, 2007 @ 10:44:32

    Laurie – You’re welcome! I hope you had a great day! Sounds like a great combination to me!

    Jayne – thank you! I hope you had a great day!

    Mary – Thanks! I hope my new blog isn’t eating comments. I’ll have to kick it in the hiney if it is! Wherever it’s hiney is located. I’m with you, love the Irish people and songs!

    Laura – I was wondering if anyone would comment on the pine branch! Yup, it is a horizontal branch above a bench at Cornell Plantations. I looked up and had to take its photo. The milk weed pods was a test to see how far away I could be to take a fairly decent photo. I think it turned out pretty good for my camera.

    Susan – it’s a Castor Bean plant (Ricinus communis). That’s cool – I didn’t know you were part Irish, too! I hope you had a happy day, even though you focus on the German side of your family!

    NatureGirl – Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I’ll be checking out your blog! Hope you had a happy day with Natureboy!


  10. Sandy
    Mar 18, 2007 @ 13:13:50

    I am late for the holiday. Everything green here had snow on it!! We got ten inches, but thank goodness it is already melting.
    St Patrick’s day is my sisters birthday, so she always gets a green cake. And in the southern states, that is the day potatoes are planted. She did not think that was such a good way to spend her birthday!


  11. Pam
    Mar 18, 2007 @ 17:06:50

    Sandy, I’m glad everything is melting for you. I had to use photos I took in the past for the greenery. Happy birthday to your sister! I can imagine your sister wouldn’t want to spend the day planting potatoes when she was young. I wouldn’t either. The green cake sounds good, though.


  12. Lynn
    May 30, 2007 @ 08:43:51

    I found your blog while I looking for picks of the parks in Syracuse. I was feeling homesick and needed a quick fix.

    Tipperary Hill!! Oh how I remember that light.

    Thank you for reminding me of the Syracuse I remember.


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