This is what my yard looked like this morning; after all the rain yesterday! I love to see these tiny buds open, such happy flowers, soon the tree will be humming with a choir of bees. I ran out to take pics, before there will be thimble sized bees enjoying their breakfast. Every year, I find myself trying to get a shot, under a cotton candy cloud buzzing with frenzy.
After lunch, I found out my Easter stash had been raided; Someone(Don) had found the Cadbury eggs, so why not use this as a photo op. I bought these little peeps recently and thought about adding a few more decorations this weekend. My daughter loves to help me arrange and put out the eggs, a wreath and a huge peep she made one year. When we look at her art, it freeze frames our past memories. She recently sheepishly,admitted she had fought over a huge lavender egg one year, during the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. She gently pushed a kid into the bushes, grabbed the egg and ran. I did not know about this scuffle, but she went into great detail, I was stunned, my daughter is all girl, honor roll student, no problems at school.
Why don't I remember this, or maybe she didn't tell me?! How would I react over a scuffle over an egg? I remembered, that was the year I didn't go; I had a bad cold and allergies. Her big brother took her, he probably egged her on. Funny, how one memory of an occasion, is so different for everyone involved. I remember the excitement, anticipation and being grateful my son took her. (She was 7 ; He 13) Dad was out to sea.
It is all part of the magic of spring, the better weather, the mud puddles, the green swollen buds, the slow shoots of grass trying to peer out and neighborhood scuffles(and family) over chocolate. Truth be told, I was duped
my husband ran for the breezeway door, opened and closed it, I thought he was in the garage, while he slowly snuck into the bedroom and found my Easter candy stash. I did attempt a scuffle, but at 5'1 trying to tackle an almost 6'4 man, forget it. So, here is what I did with my share of the raid.
Enjoy March Madness while it lasts....