Sunday, March 20, 2016



This was one of my most popular posts back in 2010 and, indeed, ever.  I am reposting it this Palm Sunday. I hope longstanding readers won't mind seeing it again.

She has been there all week, the palm lady, sitting at the side of the road, deftly weaving fronds into objects of beauty.  She sets up her stall long before the morning rush hour begins, and she is still there as everyone hurries home for lunch.  She carries on braiding and plaiting, adorning her finished palms with ribbons of all colours, through the silent siesta hours and as the shop shutters go up again for the evening reopening.  As darkness defeats her, she stops, but she is there again the following morning, bright and early.  On Sunday she continues her dexterous craft and only when the bells for the last Mass of this Palm Sunday morning have sounded does she pack up her wares for another year.  I hope she is having a rest.


Lee said...

A talented, thoughtful, caring lady giving much simple pleasure to many; proving giving is much more rewarding than receiving. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Pat!

Please forgive my long absence from commenting. I went through a few rough months with eye problems and had a few surgeries and a long recovery. Thankfully all is well now but I have been very behind in life and my blog.

This was a lovely post and perfect for Palm Sunday. What beautiful works of art thos woman creates from palm. Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Lee. She does charge fopr her palms but not much! Hi, Pat. sorry to hear you've been poorly but glad all is well now. xx

Liz Hinds said...

they're beautiful. I don't remember seeing them before.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you like them, Liz.


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