Eggs, blooms, smoke and snow

I had a chance to decorate Easter eggs this week.  Nothing elaborate, but fun.

Decorated Easter eggs

We didn't cook any eggs to color this year.  They have eggs at the store that look almost real, and all you have to do is decorate.  My daughter bought two dozen white ones for the kids to decorate.  I thought I was picking up the same thing except colored, ready for stickers or coloring. 

They were chalkboard eggs.  They even came with a package of chalk.

Decorating Easter eggs

I used colored pencils instead.  Along with a bit of tatting, of course.

I had a lot of fun with these though I only finished three eggs.  I guess I have some to work on for next year.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how many of the ornamental pear trees were blooming.  There are a few of those still pretty though most have greened to leaves now.  But the Flowering Crab Apple and Redbud trees are now in full bloom.

Decorating Easter eggs

In the last week or so there was a hard freeze but it doesn't look like it did a lot of damage.  Well, I don't have a garden or fruit trees so I could be wrong, but there are a lot of trees and flowers still blooming.

Blooming crab apple tree and statue

This is a Flowering Crab Apple tree in my daughter's yard and it is beautiful!

The sky has been other than blue over the last week.  There have been several large wild fires in the state that created a lot of smokey skies and caused ash to fall miles from the fires.  The fires are very hard to contain when the wind is blowing 40+ miles an hour.

Smoky sunset

A smokey sunset seen from where I work in Wichita.  I missed being outside when all the ash was falling.

We finally got a little moisture Easter Sunday.  In the form of a beautiful snow fall.

Easter morning snow

The view from the bedroom window about 8:00 a.m. Easter morning.

Easter morning snow and blue sky

This was about an hour later.  Check out that blue, blue sky!
It was a perfect snow.  The roads were clear, the snow only lasted for the day and it was perfect for making snow balls. It did mean that the grandchildren had their egg hunt in the house, but they didn't seem to mind too much.

This Friday, April 1st, is International Tatting Day.  The two ladies I get together to tat with, my sister, and I are planning to be at the Montana Mike's Steak House in McPherson for lunch.  We'll have our tatting and chocolate out and I know we'll be having a great time.  If there is anyone in the neighborhood that would like to join us there you would be quite welcome!  We plan on getting there about 11:30 a.m. and taking a long lunch.

What are your plans for ITD?

"If an egg is broken by an outside source, life ends.
If an egg is broken by an inside force, then life begins.
Great things happen from the inside."

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