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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lovely Easter




As I went around town the day before Easter, I was struck with how every yard had just been mowed or mowed the day before. Of course, all the churches were preparing for Easter Egg Hunts. The parks, too, were mowed and trimmed to perfection.

Nature was dressing itself in finery. Trees have at least some of their delicate green leaves. My hair stays adorned with the oak flowers. Oaks obviously like me to help me dress up. My dogwood is blooming and the azaleas are so pretty, not only here but all over town.

There are two days of the year I wish for pretty, dry weather--Christmas and Easter. I want children to be able to ride their bikes on Christmas Day. On Easter I hope for dry grass and warm weather so children can hunt eggs in pleasant conditions for them and their parents. Rain boots at an egg hunt are not cool.

The skies are a brilliant blue with clouds and a gentle breeze. Outside, the weather is pleasant. Inside the house or car, ac is necessary for me and my allergies. My newly mowed grass is pleasant on the way to feed Dominique. Even the now-detested wisteria is blooming and pretty. The one good thing is that there is less wisteria in places than last year.

This last week, I price-matched eggs for $0.50/dozen. I cannot post pictures at all, so this post will be devoid of colorful eggs and Jello Jiggler eggs.

In my opinion, the weather is the thing that makes or breaks Easter. Foliage is at its best when not so soggy. Of course, sunshine makes everything better for me! I am not discounting the pleasure of family, friends, or good food. But, Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy! Yes, on my shoulders, too. Sunshine almost always make me high!

Your turn
Do you make Jello Jigglers? Is the sun shining and the grass dry for egg hunts where you are? Is sunshine a major like in your life? Are flowers and trees blooming where you live? Does sunshine make you high?

12 comments:

  1. The sun was definitely shining here. And it was dry. Perhaps too dry.
    Freshly mowed lawn bothers my nose. Big time.

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    1. ec,
      Oh, I have to take double my allergy meds. I actually saw no one mowing, so it was not too bad for my allergies, but that will change.

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  2. The weather here was perfect, a little warmer than usual but just lovely.
    I love the sun, too but at this time of year I am happy to see it weakening just a bit.

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    1. kylie,
      Since you are below the equator, I can understand the weakening, just the way we feel in September.

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  3. It is funny, I am just a tad south of you and everything here bloomed nearly 2 weeks ago so no azaleas or dogwood blossoms.
    My grass is cut and edged and ready for the summer cutting season to begin.

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    1. Anne,
      That is funny. However, even if our weather is exactly the same, the heat sink of the city makes a difference. I am having my second cutting this week.

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  4. hot and beautiful here. The sunrise was perfect. Now it is starting to rain a bit. The grass is just starting to turn green. The dafodills are blooming. No leaves on the trees for a few more weeks. We still have snow is some of the shaded places. Happy Easter to you.

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    1. Barbara,
      That sounds pleasant--hot, daffodils, and snow! Happy Easter!

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  5. We're not yet in the greens, but I saw a few people pretending their lawns needed mowing.

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    1. SAM,
      LOL, "pretending their lawns need mowing." Those must be husbands desperate to get out of the house and do something besides...whatever is inside.

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  6. I used to live in New England, where an Easter snowstorm was always a possibility. I will never live there again because of the weather. This year, in the PNW, our Easter was sunny and dry, temps. in low 60's. More of the same is expected today, so I have plans to clean out some flower beds as well as the vegetable garden. And, no pretending, our lawn is in dire need of mowing!

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    1. Meg,
      I don't like weather in the North. Ex came from NY to Memphis, married me, and THEN thought we should to NY. NO way. Mine is due for its second mowing of the year.

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