Mellow yellow ~ late afternoon sun on the kitchen counter.
Easter weekend has come and gone. It was both busy and blessed. Our Good Friday and Easter Sunday church services were wonderful and such a blessing to take part in.
I may as well talk about the weather just because that's what we do a lot. So here goes....
Good Friday was gorgeous. Sunny and warm at +15. The snow softened and melted and ran streams through yards and along roads and streets. The crocuses that had opened up a few days before were blooming in full on Friday.
Crocuses in bloom.
Can you hear this blackbird singing? Oh what music to my ears. He was singing his heart out on Friday evening so I had to get a photo.
The tulips shot through the soil and the daffodils are up about 8 inches but there is still over 2 feet of snow around the yard yet. I have seen or heard robins, sparrows, killdeer and blackbirds, grackles and Red-winged blackbirds and deer.....lots of deer. One evening last week I counted up to 50 deer on the hill behind us. They've been dining on the grain stubble on the neighbours farm all winter and gather between there and the fields behind us. There are many large bare spots for them to eat off as the snow melts and they are very hungry.
This was on Thursday at suppertime. Part of the 50+ deer in 'our backyard'.
Saturday was quite nice with above freezing temperatures then around 4:00 big fat wet flakes of snow started falling and accumulating....the wind picked up and the snow got heavier and became a blizzard for a few hours. I did a 1st birthday photo shoot for a friend's baby in the afternoon and had a lot of fun with the little guy. He wasn't too excited over the cake and preferred his peas and carrots. :) We were invited to my nephew's for dinner at 7:30 and thankfully the storm had let up by then. My sister and her hubby were there along with my nieces so we had a lovely dinner and visit with them.
Late Saturday afternoon during the storm.
Sunday morning broke gloriously sunny but it was -18C (zero!!). It was COLD! We took part in our Easter Sunday worship service which was so beautiful with the illustrated sermon and special music.
We spent a quiet afternoon and watching Foley's War on Netflix. What a great BBC series that is! Murray finds it a little slow but I love it. Have you seen it? It's about a police detective in the town of Hastings during World War 2 and touches on the lives of those involved in the conflict at home - a bit of history, drama, murder, mystery and romance - but no swearing or graphic violence or sex. I find the historical aspect very interesting and, of course, the English towns, homes and countryside are beautiful.
On Monday, Murray had the day off so we popped into town for errands. I'm in the midst of redoing the wall above the living room sofa so had ordered some photo prints and, I'm looking for new frames to make a collage. I'm at a standstill on that and hope to get to town again this week to visit a few more stores that carry frames and decor. Sometimes it's just easier to do this kind of shopping on one's own.... if you know what I mean. ;) We had our son and his wife, Mark and Jenn, over for supper - our Easter dinner - and didn't take one photo. The table was simply set with a single tulip in 3 white milk glass vases and turquoise foil wrapped eggs scattered on the turquoise plaid tablecloth. I had even made pink and green frosted cupcakes which we finished off last night - no photo!
Today it's back to 'normal' with laundry and perhaps I'll tackle some photos and frames and scrounge the house for some I can use. I may have to get some paint out and redo the black frames as I want a lighter look. And. I must get around and visit some of you!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you do anything special? Did it snow or was it beautiful spring weather?
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Have a great day and week ahead. See you soon.