18 May 2014

Saints Day in Perth

First, while all is quiet (although something is stirring outside), I can enjoy a large latte artistically signed off by a lass who insisted it was an accident (possibly a miracle?) because she's "useless at that"... and I can take time out to see if I have made it into the "Rich List" yet...


Not quite, apparently. Maybe next year. Then... a crowd appears to be gathering...


and gathering... (bless the sweet little lass and long may she remain saintly).


Oh yes... St. Johnstone Football Club won the Scottish Cup yesterday, apparently the oldest national sporting trophy in the world (possibly the universe) and the first major trophy won by Perth's "Saints" in their long and arduous 130 years of trying. An old name for Perth is "Saint John's Town", hence the name of the club.


Quite a scene, but a bus full of Saints surely merits it.




Well done lads, but remember, Time and the Tay flow on regardless in the background...


until the next miracle arrives


14 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Your final photo is miracle enough for me.
Gorgeous. Water is such a benison. Moving or still.

Claude said...

I don't mind a crowd of people parading as long as they play music.

That latte is so tempting that, in spite of the grayness, I'm leaving now for one. Maybe if I praise the artistic look of yours ("But only in Scotland!" will I say, loudly) the young Tim Horton girl might get ambitious.

Claude said...

A nearly daily occurrence in our Toronto spring. Just as I am ready to walk out, it starts to rain bucket.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Claude: There was quite a lot of singing of "Oh when the Saints go marching in", along with some other songs.

Sue: I am pleased as ever if you find something pleasant to view.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Did you persevere Claude?

Perhaps your walker could be fitted with one of the handles that can hold an unbrella on a golf trolley? Engineering can often find a way. Although waiting until the rain stops can work too.

susan said...

It looks like you had a fine day and so did the team.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

On this, the morning after, the team of supposedly very fit and healthy young men actually looked somewhat "under the weather" Susan. I suspect drink may have been taken.

Claude said...

The sun came but it's still raining. I will try to find a way to equip the walker with an umbrella. It seems that we will have a lot of rainy days this summer. And I would feel so grouchy if unable to go out.

Sean Jeating said...

Up the Saints! :)

CherryPie said...

I suspect drink may have been taken

It was ever thus...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

...and as a reward Sean, they enter the Europa League... will Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach be worried?

Sean Jeating said...

They won't even have heard the name. However, within two games a lot is possible.
I do find the idea charming, anyway:
St. Johnstone 1 - Wolfsburg 0;
Wolfsburg 2 - St. Johnstone 1. :)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Ah Sean, I looked in the history books and found: UEFA Cup, 1971-72, St Johnstone v Hamburger SV
Home 3–0
Away 1–2
Saints win on aggregate 4–2

Be afraid Wolfsburg

Sean Jeating said...

May the Saints go marching on. :)