Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Easter Sunday makes it official:  spring is here.  Yes, the calendar claims that spring arrived one month ago, but don't you think there is something about the smell of hyacinth.... and the color of daffodils, tulips and forsythia that just 'seals the deal'?  NOW it feels like the earth has finally surrendered its hold on the latent beauty it has been hiding under its crust all winter... and has given us permission to enjoy the anticipation of its upcoming fauna fireworks! 

~  Happy Easter  ~
[This ZIA was created with Sakura Microns 005, 01 & 05 in various colors; chalk pastels; Derwent water color pencils] 

The bunnies are hopping around in the back yard... and pheasant and deer have emerged from their winter hiding.  And, of course, the chipmunks that dig bomb shelters in my garden are scurrying around the baron landscape gleefully waiting for my favorite flowers to bloom so they can fill their little bellies with the delights of summer.  (They post a little sign in the corner of the garden every weekend that reads:  "Chipmunk Farmer's Market".)

And as I am typing this, the wonderful smell coming from the oven tells me that the pastiere (our family's traditional Easter delight) is in the process baking, right on schedule. Then there is the home-made macaroni for Easter dinner.  Better get back to the kitchen......

Hope everyone has an egg-ceptional, eggs-traordinary Easter.  I am grateful for all that I have, and thank you for taking time to visit here.

Happy tangling!