Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter



It has been a long winter.

But this morning, creeping ever forward, I can see grassy patches battling mounds of snow.

Out my bedroom window, my honeysuckle vine is beginning to come to life.

Last summer

I can see magnolia buds at the far end of my garden and if I don't sink too far down in the snow en route, I will go and visit it.



If New Year's Day is a chance for new beginnings, Easter Sunday is all about re-birth.

The winter and cold always does give way to spring and warmth.

I saw some green leaves poking up yesterday, so won't be long now...

Life may slumber, but it always does wake up.

I don't know about you, but I take great comfort in that.

I take great comfort in the fact that matter gets transformed.

I take great comfort in the fact that I am a mass of molecules that is not separate from the other masses of molecules around me, if only I was able to see that.



I take comfort that my two children are home this Easter Sunday, because I know that won't always be the case.

It is a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday, and I am glad.



I'll end with a poem I have always loved, Easter, by Joyce Kilmer.  For this fine day, it seems very apropos:

Easter by Joyce Kilmer
The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.




I wish you and yours a blessed day.

xoxo wendy

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your kids!

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  2. Beautiful pics and words!
    Happy Easter, Wendy.
    Our is almost over and I have earn too much. ah well.

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    1. Not 'earn' bloody autocorrect. 'Eaten'

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    2. Ruth you are so lovely and thin you have earned the right to eat!

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  3. Have a lovely Easter Sunday Wendy and family! We did not have an egg hunt but the Easter Bunny left baskets at the Rascal bedroom doors, now they just have to get up to find them...off to Choral Eucharist this morning, I hope the sun comes your way.

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    1. Our easter bunny leaves baskets on the dining room table (since Indy has the run of the house!) Everyone actually got up early to get their treats!

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  4. Happy Easter Wendy! I hope this day is a very special and blessed one for you and your family! :)

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    1. You too! Watch out for those turkeys and grizzlies!

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  5. Many blessings to you and yours.

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    1. You too, T! Bet you are having a time with those girls!

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  6. That was beautiful Wendy, hope you're having a lovely day, mum and I are outside necking bourbon again today!

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    1. Tabs - I like to think of you as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!

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  7. Happy Easter to you and your family. I am very fortunate to be able to send you greetings from my holiday in Paris. We wrapped up a few days in Brussels and Belgium with some friends and arrived here today. I missed the grandkids egg hunt but my granddaughter was excited to hear that I was near the Eiffel Tower! Hopefully the weather holds out so that my husband and I can continue to enjoy all that Paris offers. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Teacups - I am sure you are having the best time! What a city!

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  8. Hope your Easter Sunday was peaceful and enjoyable Wendy. We decided to go out for Easter brunch, and we are still digesting.

    It really does look like spring is almost here!

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    1. Patricia - I can't wait! I will post pictures of our back yard today - still so much snow!

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  9. Happy Easter Wendy! I spent part of my afternoon cleaning up the garden. Hopefully when all your snow is gone your garden will catch up quickly. My shrubs look terrible. The boxwoods, juniper and laurel all have windburn and freeze damage with brown patches. The ornamental grass and liriope look iffy after last years dead growth has been removed. I have some big concrete pots that I plant with perennials. They normally always come back but I think this winter may have done them in. Maybe I'm trying to rush things since everything is far behind schedule, but there isn't enough green showing yet to suit me.

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    1. Oh good for you! I am still inside doing work as the snow is knee deep still in the garden!

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  10. Hello Wendy,

    What a beautifully worded and illustrated post this was. We do so hope that you and your family enjoyed a happy and joyful time over the Easter period.

    It is, as you say, such a promising time of year when one is aware of Nature reawakening after Winter. The small signs of new life from the first shoots thrusting through the ground gives one such hope that one can face any challenges whatever the year ahead may bring!

    The blossom against the blue sky is such a wonderful image!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance! I hope you had a lovely Easter! The last image is a picture of my snowball bush last June. I am sure it will bloom again, but the snow in m backyard is requiring a LOT of a faith!

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  11. I hope that snow did a lot more melting yesterday. I think there will be daffodils here this week, something to hope for indeed. My hope today is that all does well in Boston..

    I sent that little poem to my daughters as we were alone yesterday; I made homemade pizza, a nontraditional Easter dish.

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    1. Still so much snow here! No sign of any daffodils round here - just snow and flooding! Love homemade pizza!

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  12. A belated Happy Easter to you, Wendy! Beautiful post!! The coming of spring always lifts my spirits.

    I saw your message about your kids being sensitive to sunscreen. If your daughter is allergic to sun exposure, her best bet is sun protective clothing. Try Coolibar or Mountain Equipment Co-op (www.mec.ca) . MEC ships from their stores or Vancouver warehouse; Coolibar is in the US but they do ship to Canada.

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    1. Thanks Louise - we do have some local shops that carry it as well. Just looking for something she can use when she wants to swim this summer!

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