Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
I love the leaf-budding energy, the promise of renewal, in this Burning Bush (Euonymus alata). May you feel some of that promise today, whatever your climate, whatever your religion. We will be sharing the day with a little redhead and her parents while our other young families join, in Vancouver, with many of their aunts and uncles and cousins, in a big old heritage home full of chat and laughter and squeals of the younger ones grabbing chocolate eggs in the garden. Here, Paul will be putting a big ham in the oven, and I'm going to make a lemon meringue pie. The sun is still shining in a pewter-apricot sky, but the clouds are soon to put a stop to that. Still, I see an otter's head working its way steadily across the bay, and a sealion just threaded its up-and-under, up-and-under pathway a bit further out. They're all still sleeping, Pater and our guests, so I'm taking a cup of tea down to my brightly coloured chairs at the beach.
after wishing you a Very Lovely Day . . .

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  1. Sounds like all is right in the world....tea on those cheery chairs and a family tucked in snuggly waiting for the day to unfold. Enjoy your blessings mater.

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  2. Sounds like you are going to have a terrific day. I'm not into Easter (I actually hate this holiday - weirdly enough). We don't celebrate it - though my family in NC is all into it. What I do is go to my best friend's house to occupy her challenging mother while my friend puts together dinner for the entire family. It's my public service :-) My husband and kid go to see his parents and the go out for Chinese food. (He can't stand the chaos of Easter at my friend's place.) We're very non-conventional at this time of year!

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    1. In my family, Easter was very much a religious/spiritual celebration, and I loved much of that, have strong, quiet ambivalence about the switch to a secular, commercial focus, but am no longer (at least not currently, for 10-15 years) a church-goer. Not the same resistance as yours, but I get some of that. Our only nod to convention this year was that I got Pater to grab a bag of mini-Lindt eggs when he picked up groceries, so that we scattered a few for little girl to find. And we had ham for dinner. . . . and lemon meringue pie. No Easter bonnets at all. . . ;-)

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  3. Happy Easter from Edmonton. It's a far cry from our blossom-bedecked island home and only the four little ones here could have persuaded me to come to the snow/mud of the prairies! Ah well, the Easter Bunny will leave tracks that are easy to follow.
    I thought of you last week when I spent a night in your city and enjoyed a latte and croissant at Le Petit Choux.
    Thank you for popping by to leave a note. I hope to be back to blogging soon.

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    1. Hmmm, I was in Edmonton once during melting season, and it's not a pretty picture. . . but the four little ones? I get why you'd join the Easter Bunny on a trek their way.
      Should you ever have advance notice that you'll be in my city, you might email and see if I'm able to join you for coffee. fsproutATgmailDOTcom

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  4. It's good that you have quiet moments to enjoy the happy chairs.I'm sure that you'll have a lovely day. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hope yours was a good day as well, thanks.

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  5. Hope you had a lovely Easter. Spring seems to have sprung!

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    1. Yes, it really has, although we're in the throes of April showers right now, hoping they eventually yield to May flowers. . .

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  6. Lovely spring time at last. A propos of nothing in particular, have you tried making pancakes out of banana and an egg? Just saw and tried this on A Cup of Jo and it occured to me that it is the perfect breakfast post-run. Or even pre-run if you leave enough time. Anti-stodge and delicious. Enjoy the sunshine and birdsong!

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    1. Wow! Those look great, don't they? I'll have to try those, for sure! Thanks for the heads-up. As for the sunshine, I'm looking for it . . . there's certainly ample birdsong, at least.

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