Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter 2012 ... a beautiful day in the Shenandoah Valley

It was a family Easter at our house on a beautiful Shenandoah Valley day with temps in the low 70s and sunny skies. Food, an egg hunt, goodies, and the shenanigans that go when we all get together ... well, maybe that explains how SWAC Daughter's stuffed bunny ended up in one of the red buds.

Pink egg hidden in the Aspen tree ... no one will see it there, right?

Not to worry ... it was an old bird's nest in one of the forsythia bushes but it made the perfect hiding place for what looked like a huge robin's egg.

Changing out of her Easter clothes, SWAC Niece got in a little lacrosse practice. Her James River High School team is on a winning streak.

The cold temperatures got to the lilacs so they aren't as prolific this year as in the past.

What a wide open palate to hide eggs!

The extra table leaf was in place, the table was set, and we were ready for an Easter feast with contributions from everyone. Thanks to the cooks on the grill ... that's where the guys gathered while we worked in the kitchen.

Granny likes to sweeten the pot for the Easter egg hunt by stuffing the plastic eggs with a little green. This was SWAC Niece's pile as she opened eggs and counted her loot.

They may not be little kids anymore but they still like the tree swing.

As we sat on the front porch looking at the Appalachians, it was easy to be thankful for all we have but, most especially, for family. It was a wonderful Easter.

See also:
- Our Easter cookout
- Easter ... the end of Lent

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
8 April 2012

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