“I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing, ‘At morn the cherry-blooms will be white, And the Easter bells be ringing!'”

Happy Easter!

Today is not the lovely, sunny day Easter deserves. It is chilly and rainy. The white gloves will have to be more than fashion statements. Outside pictures will be quick. Kids will have to bundle up for any egg hunts.

Today is also April Fool’s Day. My mother always caught my sister even though my sister was on alert. My mother was tricky.

I woke up too early for tree decorating as it was till dark. I went back to sleep for a bit then loaded Henry in the car and we drove down the street. I strung garlands of rabbits, hung more rabbits and a few small baskets. I had three huge eggs front and center on the bigger branches. I put a couple of small pinwheels toward the top of the tree. The breeze is strong enough to keep them twirling. My friends had also decorated trees with strands of colored eggs and small ornaments. They are the only bright, colorful spots as the trees are still bare.

Dinner is at two today. I tend to go traditional and have ham or lamb but then again something sounding delicious could catch my eye. My mother made ham, the spiral honey ham, and also mashed potatoes, sometimes green bean casserole and usually a couple of other vegetables. My mother’s tables were always bountifully filled. I don’t remember any special desserts. I imagine there was maybe a cake or a pie, a light pie like chocolate cream or even custard. My sister made a coconut cream pie, one of my favorites and perfect for spring.

I am actually going to get dressy today. After all, I’ll be wearing that fascinator.

I hope your day is a wonderful one filled with family and friends and chocolate rabbits.

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6 Comments on ““I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing, ‘At morn the cherry-blooms will be white, And the Easter bells be ringing!'””

  1. Bob Says:

    Happy Easter to those who celebrate and happy fools day for everyone. Today is cloudy but warm for those sunrise services. I was never much of a prankster as a kid but I was usually the receiver of the prank. 😦

    Ok, placing stuff in the neighboring trees is an Esster tradition or an April fools tradition?

    I love those spiral cut Honey hams as well as a roast leg of lamb. My better half doesn’t like lamb but tonight she will prepare lamb chops for me and my kids. Not necessarily for the holiday but because they were marked down and have been in the freezer too long.

    We will enjoy the Easter chocolate tomorrow when the stores mark down the leftover candy. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I caught people with April Fool’s jokes, but I was also caught. I celebrated Easter today and didn’t pull any jokes.

      I decorated the tree with Easter decorations like eggs, garlands, rabbits and small baskets. I do that every year as a gift to my friends.

      The restaurant we went to didn’t have ham, but I stayed in the family with pork. The meal was delicious. Lamb is great choice regardless of the reason for easter.

      We give each other baskets as part of our easter celebration so tomorrow wouldn’t do though it makes sense.

      • Bob Says:

        Even chicken could be good on Easter, but probably not rabbit. 🙂 Why a basket filled with goodies and not say a pail? Either way it’s nice to give friends fun things.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Actually our baskets were sometimes buckets for the beach. My mother was quite original.

        Rabbit isn’t eaten much here though it is around the world. I had reindeer in Finnish Lapland and people asked how it was. I said other than that annoying red light it was delicious.

  2. olof1 Says:

    We Swedes are so boring when it comes to food and holidays, it is much the same every time 🙂 Pickled herring in so many varieties that it is absurd :-), eggs now of course and roasted chicken. Some have started with Easter ham and make it just the same way they do it at Christmas. Meatballs of course and prince sausages and most likely some kind of salmon. Pickled salmon is a favorite for many and it is purely disgusting, even worse than pickled herring 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Our big day was yesterday and it is always the eve here but I have no idea to why 🙂

    I think a fascinator demands something more than comfortable clothes 🙂

    Happy Easter!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I am in no way a pickled herring fan. I don’t even know anyone who eats it. We do have traditions like a turkey at Thanksgiving, a roast at Christmas and a ham at Easter. I like fish but I don’t like salmon. Fish should never be pink.

      The only eve we celebrate is Christmas Eve.

      I agree. My fascinator needed dressy clothes, and I obliged.

      Have a great day!


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