“‘Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.”

Today is chilly at only 48˚. It may rain later, but right now the sun is working its way out of the clouds. I can see some blue. Last night it rained starting after midnight. I fell asleep to the sounds of the drops hitting the roof, one of my favorite sounds. Both dogs, still wet from the rain, fell asleep quickly. Henry sleeps at the bottom of the bed. Nala sleeps right beside me on the other pillow. They are both more comfortable than I am.

Today is a quiet Easter. I have a special dinner, and I bought the dogs Easter bunny cookies with fake chocolate and white frosting. Henry licks his. Nala chomps. I’ll surprise them later.

I remember waking up on Easter morning and racing to see my basket. It was always one of those brightly colored baskets with green grass, plastic green grass. In the middle was the big rabbit. Its ears were solid but its body was hollow. I ate the ears first. Jelly Beans surrounded the rabbit. They were the big jelly beans without a whole of flavor, but I didn’t notice. I remember hard, colored candy eggs. They were white inside. There were Peeps, pink and yellow, small chocolate eggs and a few toys. I lugged that basket everywhere until only a few jelly beans were left hidden under the grass. They were the last of my Easter candy.

I remember one Easter egg hunt when I was young. It was in the field below my house, the field where I caught grasshoppers and lightening bugs. All the kids in the neighborhood went hunting. The eggs mostly had candy inside, but there was one special egg, a golden egg. I remember the year I found it. I held it above my head and announced my find. Inside was money, a $5.00 bill. I was rich beyond measure.

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6 Comments on ““‘Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    The family is over and I am recovering. At our new spiritual home, Christ the Redeemer in Lake Orion, the Easter vigil ran nearly three hours. Generally I conk out between 8 and 9 these days due to lingering fatigue but somehow I wandered out of services at 11

    Having said that the music was spectacular and beautiful, so many talented musicians expressing their skills for a full house.

    In Denver Gwen has met a gigantic Easter Bunny without a negative backlash. Amazon is going to deliver and outdoor playhouse that will require “some assembly” when I get there…but no lifting of course

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I don’t think that I could have handled the three hours. That is just too long in church for me. I’m glad you lasted beyond your bedtime. It must mean you are still improving.

      My local church does not have a choir. My old church did, and it was lovely. Music always adds so much to the service.

      I’m happy no tears from Gwen when she met up with the Easter Bunny. I’m sure she’ll adore her playhouse especially when you put it together.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Happy Easter, Pesach, egg day and whatever you want want to celebrate everyone!
    It was a beautiful warm day here, quiet and peaceful, sunny blue sky, and I enjoyed watching birds in our garden. The young blackbirds currently learn to fly. Our cherry tree is in full bloom by now and bees are busily humming, the beautiful sound of nature.

    • katry Says:

      Happy Easter!!

      I wis I had your weather. It has been crazy here. Boston had sun most of the day. I could see it at Fenway Park. My sister just 12 miles from Boston had hail, big balls of hail. I had a bit of rain and a chilly day.

      I haven’t seen any baby birds about. I did see a cardinal couple looking, I thought, for a good nesting spot. I hope they find one close.

      I noticed my forsythia has self seeded. There is a small two branch bush not far from the original. I do love all the sounds of spring!!

  3. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today started out cloudy but the slight chance of rain never materialized in our neck of the woods. The high was a pleasant 79° with low humidity.

    I took my daughter out for lunch. We had the weekly mandatory Chinese food, while yesterday we had Italian for lunch.

    Because today is Easter, almost every store was closed and there was little traffic. Soon it will be warm enough for my spouse and daughter to get into the pool. I don’t get in until late June when the water temperature is above 80°. After mid June the gates of Hell will open bringing summer temperatures that will quickly warm the water in my small pool.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It was chilly all day and stayed cloudy. I watch the Red Sox. Boston was sunny though chilly. My sister lives 12 miles north of Boston, and she had hail. Weird Easter Sunday weather.

      I enjoy both Italian and Chinese. There are far more Italian restaurants here. Most of the Chinese restaurants near me are for take away. Hyannis does have one or two restaurants for eating inside.

      I didn’t go out, but I figure the roads were pretty much the same here as most stores were closed.

      Neither there pools nor the oceans will be warm enough for other than hardy swimmers until July.

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