Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus/Happy St David’s Day

We are celebrating St David’s Day today in Wales and, just in time, this dwarf narcissus has appeared, though I won’t be picking it to put in my buttonhole as I’m not going anywhere.

Saint David is the patron saint of Wales (Dewi Sant; c. 500 – c. 589) and was bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids*) during the 6th century. St David is most remembered is not a flowery piece of preaching but a simple statement about simplicity. In his last sermon David told his monks to “do the little things, the small things you’ve seen me doing”.

*St Davids or St David’s is a city and a community with a cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Alun. It is the resting place of Saint David, Wales’s patron saint, and named after him. St Davids is the United Kingdom’s smallest city in population and urban area.

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