Monday, April 9, 2012

A lovely Easter Monday

Before I get to Easter Monday, I want to show you Holy Thursday last week, just for contrast's sake! The city woke to a thick, soft, wet blanket of snow that had stuck itself to everything like marshmallow. It was amazing to behold!

Our pear tree was gorgeous -- without blossoms this time!

My clotheslines amazed me. When I knocked the snow down, it was like an explosion!

We haven't had hoarfrost in a while, but this was close, beauty-wise.

At first he birds couldn't find the bird feeder in our lilac bush.
They also had a hard time finding places to perch!

The local seminarians had fun in the traffic circle closest to our house,
building a snow bishop.

That was last week. This week, there's not a lot of snow left except in shady places. People are out on their bikes again, and though the air is still a bit chilly, there's a definite spring feeling with the warmth of the sun. So today we decided to walk to Muttart Conservatory and check things out in the spring sunshine. We weren't disappointed.

It was bear and bunny day for all the little people visiting the conservatory... above, the Teddybears' Picnic, and below, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, I presume.

Spring beauty was everywhere, in a hundred photos by our youngest.

As her older sister said, "I almost forgot what flowering plants look like."
It's been a long winter, but spring is on its way! Happy Easter!


  1. Lovely. We had the same thing, although we do not have flowers out blooming yet. Snow last week and glorious sunshine this nice. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  2. These flowers are all indoors in a conservatory. Thursday's snow would have flattened anything outside. So far, just tulips are poking out of the ground a little, and there are a few snow balls left from last week's snow people. About like Idaho, I'd guess.


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