We didn't have our entire crew this year so it was a small gathering for dinner.
What's Easter without jelly beans?
This bright scarlet cardinal was in my sister's back yard.
The red buds blooming in Mom's back yard.
Mom's garden gate.
The very unusual trunk of this flowering plum that has finished blooming.
The Easter Eve sunset from Mom's back yard.
It's a riot of spring color as seen from this view out Mom's door at the flowering dogwood and red bud trees.
A package arrived at my Richmond sister's house from SWAC Daughter and Son-in-Law in Nashville that was to be shared over dinner. Since they couldn't be with us this year, they sent goodies for the crew. The box was addressed to "The Easter Peeps." LOL.
Lots of varieties of chocolates from Nashville chocolate companies including these Mexican Style Chocolate and Buttermilk White Chocolate bars from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company ...
... GooGoo Clusters (peanut and pecan) from Standard Candy Company ...
... and toffee from Nashville Toffee Company.
Card and candy bars from SWAC Daughter ... flowers from Texas sister.
Beautiful Easter flowers from Texas sister Gail and husband Bill.
On the sideboard ... spiral ham, roasted turkey, deviled eggs, yeast rolls, macaroni and cheese, very veggie garden salad, steamed broccoli, and roasted carrots. Chocolate pies. Assorted Easter candies.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
April 20, 2014