Sunday, April 08, 2012

week-end pleasures

My younger girl came up from Chicago Friday night. I had wanted to wait up for her, but I couldn’t do it. Sometime, by the light of the full moon, she walked in to a sleeping household.

Ah, but Saturday morning, I am up and stirring early. Now’s the time to see how the world outside unfurled in my absence.

Yes, the daffodils continue to bloom and the great lilac is just now popping open its tight buds! Early!


And the crabs (hawthorn?), too, are just shifting from a cranberry toned bud to a pinky-white flower! So I didn’t miss their once a year gala performance.


It’s too cool to eat breakfast on the porch, but that’s quite okay, because I have this lemon cloth from Limone and it belongs on the farmhouse table. Along with the Italian Easter bread for this weekend’s morning meals.

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A cheerful breakfast – just my little girl, Ed and I.


After? Well, there is wedding dress shopping – my two girls and I, for my older one’s September wedding (no photos of that! I stick to traditions, including the one that keeps the dress undercover).

And then there is the weed pulling and seedling watering (the lettuces have sprouted!) and thinking ahead to the next set of plantings. So much of the day has all the pleasures of a full-blown spring, all of it rather buoyant and joyful.

I’m posting this at night, sometime between Saturday and Sunday, so allow me to wish you all a very happy Easter. And if you are not Easter celebrators – a happy Sunday! May the day bring you many smiles and warm moments!

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  1. And may we, here at Crow Cottage, wish you and your family a happy Easter, too, Nina. Your flowering trees and plants look just lovely.

    But it's the tablecloth that I am over the moon about. Wow. So beautiful!

  2. welcome home and happy easter sunday, and family time!


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