Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter


What a nice weekend it's been. Two sunny days in a row after a week of rain and storms. I like stormy weather, don't get me wrong. But Spring is special. I know it must be partly the Easter holiday, but today it seemed like everything was looking brighter, and fruit trees and spring bulbs were coming into bloom. Even the buds on our apple tree look bigger today than they did on Friday.

This is the time of year when I really miss being in England. So many daffodils everywhere, gardens already in flower, weather soft and warm after all the cold wet. And the bluebell woods....I miss walking in bluebell woods. Bright lime-green beech leaves over a carpet of fragrant ultraviolet-laden purple-blue bluebells. Cameras just can't capture the color. You really have to see it. And even this doesn't *quite* have the impact of real life. It's probably a bit too early right now, but April is usually a good time.

Today my sister and her daughter came over for Easter dinner, and she took the picture above. We had turkey-ham, potatoes au gratin, and steamed asparagus, with pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Talked, walked around looking at the garden. Ate Easter candy. It was fun.

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