St George is a patron saint and often depicted slaying a dragon. Anne Stoke's (one of my favourite fantasy artists, and one who has been published many time on Pic of the Week) comment on Facebook was:
"Today is St George's Day here in England (UK). He is patron saint of the country and in legend is famous for killing a dragon. As you probably noticed I very much like dragons, so I am not sure I approve of this celebration! As with most festivals the English use it as an excuse for a drink, and this evening I shall raise my glass to the dragon ;) "
I love this message. It made me laugh . . . and I kind of agree with her. Tonight I shall also be raising a drink in memory of the dragon (although that drink will probably be coffee...)
Today's Pic of the Week will, of course, be of a dragon. Unfortunately the name of the artist escapes me as it is an old picture. Non-the-less, it is here to be enjoyed.