How did the day get away from me! It was a beautiful Easter Sunday. First, went to Mass in the morning - many people were there. The Church was beautifully decorated with Spring flowers inside and outside. There was even Mass outside in the courtyard. It had a very fresh and renewal feeling. A good Easter Sunday start.
Then it was time with the boys. Ran around the yard with them and they do have Spring fever! They ran and chased each other and were smiling and exhausted when they finished. They stood on the deck panting with a bright glimmer in their eyes and a big smile on their faces.
Now, I had to write Shorty's blog (mydogShorty.blogspot.com). Yes, he takes priority! Then there was no time for mine. I did prepare an Easter brunch for a few friends and we had a wonderful time. I am not a good cook, so I am always pleased when the meal is presentable and palatable! I even made a bunny cake - had that cake mold for 15 years and it was still in its original package! No time like the present. It leaned a little to the right, but otherwise stood as the table centerpiece until we ate him. I think the new stove with a proper functioning oven was the deciding factor to bake. He was even decorated with raison eyes and a nose, green grass to hide a few chocolate covered peanuts by his side. Maybe I'll bake another one in 15 years!
Here he the bunny fresh out of his mold - no frosting yet and standing upright! I was amazed he did not fall over on his side, so I put him in the refrigerator with two small jelly glasses by his side to give him support until he firmed enough to stand without the threat of falling. It worked. Also used a bit of chocolate icing on the plate so he would stick to the bottom. That was a really good suggestion found on the instructions on how to bake this cake. Good thing I kept everything.
The gardens are also showing signs of life - with a few snow drops and crocuses and daffodils in blooms. The hyacinths are just starting to bud, too. Still a lot of work to do and I am taking advantage of every nice day to clean the beds and prepare for mulching. In the fall I will need to plant more bulbs for more Spring time color.
We also have a pair of nesting cardinals in the shrub by the front door and the carolina wrens are also near the house. Wonder where they will build their nest this year. Last year it was on the wreath on the front door. And we are looking forward to the hummingbirds returning soon.
It was a beautiful Easter Sunday with good friends and a good meal. This Sunday the weather told cold within a short time while we were outside with a very cold wind. So probably not much yard work today!
I hope you all are well and enjoying life. Stay well.
Gunnarr, Shorty, Fionnegan. Yes they do pose for me!
Until next time.......