a sunny Good Friday today, a sweet break between rainstorms
the garden is full of spring blooms including magnolias and camellias
Happy Easter to all! Hauskaa Pääsiäistä! Frohe Ostern!
April 18, 2014 in Canada and BC, Current Events by Marja-Leena
And Happy Easter to you!
Thank you, Hattie!
Hauskaa pääsiäistä, Marja-Leena! We already ate our Easter chocklade eggs, and the store probably don’t haste them anymore. Today the trolls are roaming about in the city, Easter witches with long dresses and scarves and riding on their brooms. Tonight there are Easter fires, in places they can burn them, it’s very dry everywhere. The manner is only here in Western Finland, the fires, that is.
Ripsa, trolls, witches, fires – a very different, very pagan sounding Easter tradition that is quite unfamiliar to me. We are having a quiet one this year with just the two of us but we’ll have an iChat with the grandgirls tomorrow.
Lovely pictures; that magnolia is particularly magnificent. Happy Easter!
Tom, thank you. The magnolia has been quite magnificent but is now beginning to drop some of the petals with the wind and rain of the past week. Even at night there is a pale glow emanating from it!
Oh they’re pretty! Our camellia’s going all brown and yucky now, it has been lovely though. Happy Easter to you!
Lucy, thanks for the wishes! I know about brown and yucky for the earliest blooming pale pink went through that, and now it’s the white one. The red one is just beginning so it’s nice to have them at different stages. Isn’t it amazing how many flowers one shrub can hold and how the blossoms cover the ground below?
Growing up, our magnolias bloomed white. These are lovely!
I’m glad you’ll have a quiet Easter. We’ll spend a lot of it with a small group of friends, and then we’ll scurry home to do the grading and planning we’ve put off for most of our spring break, which ends on Easter. But we had a nice break: travel to my parents, lots of reading, some grading, and a ballgame yesterday in the city.
Peter, your magnolia might be the tall large-leaved southern ones. More common here are the deciduous types that come in shades from white to almost magenta. Glorious!
It sounds like a busy time for you but it’s great to see friends and family. Enjoy the rest of this Easter weekend!
Happy Easter to you also Marja-Leena. Nothing blooming where I am but with the sun shining into the woods I can report enjoying some blinking brightness when it hits the birch trees amongst the pines and maples. It’s a promising start of change for the better.
Ellena, thank you. I hear it’s still very cold in eastern Canada. I hope it warms up soon as these days get ever longer. Your birches amongst pine and maple sound lovely! Meanwhile it is pouring rain over here….
Sorry to be so late in wishing you a very Happy Easter, Marja-Leena. your garden flowers are magnificent.
Thanks, Susan – hope your Easter weekend was wonderful.