Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Leprechauns Invade St. Michaels!

Spotted around the St. Michaels harbor
Leprechaun gather for St. Patty's Day

*.*.* Did You Know *.*.*


The Leprechaun is an Irish fairy.
He looks like a small, old man (about 2 feet tall), often dressed like a shoemaker, with a cocked hat and a leather apron.
According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly, live alone, and pass the time making shoes.
They also possess a hidden pot of gold.
Treasure hunters can often track down a leprechaun by the sound of his shoemaker's hammer. If caught, he can be forced (with the threat of bodily violence) to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure, but the captor must keep their eyes on him every second. If the captor's eyes leave the leprechaun (and he often tricks them into looking away), he vanishes and all hopes of finding the treasure are lost.

Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a tree

Live mystical, magical leprechauns
who are clever as can be 
With their pointed ears, and turned up toes and little coats of green
The leprechauns busily make their shoes and try hard not to be seen. 
Only those who really believe have seen these little elves 
And if we are all believers
We can surely see for ourselves.
(Irish Blessing)

1 comment:

  1. That's so cute. Surely a westie can outsmart a leprechaun :)