1. blossoms from the crab apple tree in my backyard 2. My terra cotta Virgin Mary who reigns over the rosemary in the herb bed 3. Motivated lettuce springing up in the garden among the hollyhocks 4. Palm frond crosses from Palm Sunday 5. Cocoa in one of my favorite mugs, it shows a peasant couple sharing bread and says “He is risen” in Russian. Behind this is a handmade Easter card from Martha.
Hello and good morning, my friends!
And welcome to the Easter Parade! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by for the celebration today (and invite you to take part if you wish!) Today we are reaching the end of Holy Week and the season of Lent, and Easter Sunday will come tomorrow!
Since Easter falls in March this year, it seems early. But things are starting to bloom and green up and there is still that same feeling of renewal in the air. Spring always seems to take my by pleasant surprise, and I am always so excited about it. Blue skies, flowers, birds…and a general sense of starting over and rebirth– exactly what the Easter Season is about.
In my garden the green fronds of an Easter Lily is starting to ruffle up out of the mulch. It seems to have really done some growing over the winter, this year’s Lily is looking to be huge! It makes me smile though because I brought that Lily home from Easter during our first year with our church, the same Easter that we were all baptized at the Easter vigil. When it’s blooms were spent, I cut it back and then planted it in the garden. So it is special to see that reminder, even years later, growing and blooming in the garden.
And in celebration of the season, of faith, and wonderful things in general, I’ve got a bit of a treat for this stop in the Easter Parade! I’ve decided to give away a print from my painting “Preparing the Easter Basket” to one lucky winner who comments on this post. I’ll leave the giveaway open til next Saturday, April 6.
And of course all are welcome to join the Easter Parade in spirit or in blog! Below should be a linky tool where you can upload your link and a thumbnail image where people can click on it and be taken right to your post. Or, if you’d rather, leave your link here on this blog and people can come visit you that way. This is a good opportunity to go a’visitin’ to other friends, old and new, across the world and see what they’re celebrating for this Easter.
Thanks so much for stopping in! Let the parade continue!~