According to the calender it is Spring now, but the weather tells me differently. It's been quite cold and wet these last few days so I'm happy that I did a lot of work in my potager earlier this week.
This is the colour of the sky lately and it's been raining all day long yesterday and it's stormy, wet and cold again today. My poor daffodils are slightly the worse for wear, so I decided to rescue the ones that had been flattened by the wind and rain and put them somewhere nice and cosy.
I swear I could hear them breathe a big sigh of relief! ;-)
With weather like this, what is a poor gardener to do? So I decided to decorate my home for Easter.
And who was following me around while I decorated the house?
Well, Mummy's little helper of course. :-)
Kadootje (Small Present) is always willing to help her Mum and she really liked those new Easter eggs I bought for decorating.
At least, I thought they were meant for decoration but Kadootje obviously had different thoughts about that.
So while Kadootje played I got on with my preparations for Easter.
Here are some cute Easter bunnies made of bread, they will be good to have for breakfast on Easter day.
I'd also bought a nice bottle of a kind of eggnog (advocaat) that we Dutch have in huge quantities during Easter. Well, just a drop or two. ;-) And there had to be eggs of course, the chocolate ones and the normal ones.
The chicken eggs I buy from someone who keeps a few free range chickens in her back garden. Those eggs taste so much better and and fresher than the ones from the supermarket!
They are as fresh as the proverbial daisy! :-D
Some very decorative eggs
and a lovely Easter wreath.
It's strange to realise that, although we didn't have a white Christmas, some of my garden blogger friends in Germany and Sweden will probably have a white Easter this year with all that snow they've been having lately.
And they are not the only ones as my garden blogger friends in Ohio and other states of the USA and in Canada, whose gardens are still covered in snow, know all too well.
For them, and for everybody else that needs a bit of cheering up, I've made this little Easter collage.
So there may not be a Spring in your garden yet, but let there be a wonderful Spring in your heart!
Happy Easter everyone!
copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen
Abundance in summer is easy, but sufficiency in winter - especially late winter and early spring - is another kettle of fish.
Ministry of Agriculture, Allotment & Garden Guides, March 1945