West Seattle St. Patrick’s Day scene: The paintin’ of the green

Thanks to everyone who pointed out that the mysterious stripe down 41st SW, east of Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and stretching north a ways, has been refreshed this year. We photographed it this morning but the photo Brent tweeted, above, is better! And Patricia caught it in the pre-dawn darkness, so the leprechaun(s) must have been busy with the brush(es) before sunrise:


This of course revives the question, who does this? It’s come up here over the years and no one has ever ‘fessed up, though there’ve been a few hints. We tend to be with the “well, it’s good to have SOME mysteries” camp …

7 Replies to "West Seattle St. Patrick's Day scene: The paintin' of the green"

  • JanS March 17, 2016 (2:53 pm)


  • dsa March 17, 2016 (2:55 pm)

    I love it, it’s been happening forever.

  • Panda March 17, 2016 (3:54 pm)

    So cool. Was just there yesterday and wondered why the green stripe was there, then I heard on the radio this morning it’s common in some towns to paint a green stripe on St. P day. Now I know. 

    One other point, a 4 leaf clover is actually not the Irish tradition as clovers have only 3 leaves. Still looks cool.

  • unknown March 17, 2016 (4:54 pm)

    Oh there always has to be a not it all!

  • Top o' The Evenin' March 17, 2016 (4:55 pm)

    Love it!  Now that is graffiti I can get behind.  

  • unknown March 17, 2016 (4:55 pm)

    know it all

  • revolc March 17, 2016 (5:00 pm)

    “Today, four-leaf clovers are associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but they appear in centuries-old legends as symbols of good luck. The Druids (Celtic priests), in the early days of Ireland, believed that when they carried a three-leaf clover or shamrock, they could see evil spirits coming and have a chance to escape in time. Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies, and the first literary reference to suggest their good fortune was made in 1620 by Sir John Melton.”

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