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A carving for St. Patty…………….

Salmon (sockeye) I carved from western cedar with a chainsaw then painted,flamed and finished with a spray  lacquer.



The salmon is an important creature in several strands of Celtic mythology and poetry, which often associated them with wisdom and venerability. In Irish mythology, a creature called the Salmon of Wisdom (or the Salmon of Knowledge)[60] plays key role in the tale known as The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn. The Salmon will grant powers of knowledge to whoever eats it, and has been sought by the poet Finn Eces for seven years. Finally Finn Eces catches the fish and gives it to his young pupil, Fionn mac Cumhaill, to prepare it for him. However, Fionn burns his thumb on the salmon’s juices, and he instinctively puts it in his mouth. As such, he inadvertently gains the Salmon’s wisdom. Elsewhere in Irish mythology, the salmon is also one of the incarnations of both Tuan mac Cairill[61] and Fintan mac Bóchra.[62]

Salmon also feature in Welsh mythology. In the prose tale Culhwch and Olwen, the Salmon of Llyn Llyw is the oldest animal in Britain, and the only creature who knows the location of Mabon ap Modron. After speaking to a string of other ancient animals who do not know his whereabouts, King Arthur‘s men Cai and Bedwyr are led to the Salmon of Llyn Llyw, who lets them ride its back to the walls of Mabon’s prison inGloucester.[citation needed]

In Norse mythology, after Loki tricked the blind god Höðr into killing his brother Baldr, Loki jumped into a river and transformed himself into a salmon in order to escape punishment from the other gods. When they held out a net to trap him he attempted to leap over it but was caught by Thor who grabbed him by the tail with his hand, and this is why the salmon’s tail is tapered.[63]

Salmon are central to Native American mythology on the Pacific coast, from the Haida to the Nootka.[citation needed

Pics of our sage,broccoli,pear tree.


Pics of my wife’s homemade soda bread,corned beef,colcannon for St.Patty’s day.



2 comments on “A carving for St. Patty…………….

  1. Crystal Jackson
    March 18, 2012

    Had to look up what colcannon is. Sounds (and looks) delicious. We had Chinese food last night…but were Irish in spirit (and pale skin).

    March 18, 2012

    I really like the kale thats instrumental in the colcannon dish, also it happens to grow fairly easily in our garden which is a plus for lazy gardeners such as myself.

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