It’s Easter! Do you have your Easter bonnet and is the ham cooking? I hope your Easter is unexpectedly wonderful.
Easter is a time of change. It is a time of religious festivities if you are Christian and a time of rejuvenation of the earth. We had a terrible cold snap here in the Midwest with temperatures dipping to a minus 14 degrees. That is unusual for Oklahoma. Some of the plants didn’t make it over the winter. I have a bush out back that really looks bad. And after the unusual October ice storm, my tree out front took a beating. But spring is here.
Nature is resilient and once again I have forsythia blooming and my clematis has buds. Some of the herbs in my garden are looking good. Even the hostas are coming up. I see a tinge of green on the Bermuda which means mowing season is not far behind.
Once more nature will rejuvenate itself and with it we can do the same. Shake off the cold and begin to get outside again. We’ve walked every afternoon this week and it makes my poor old body feel good. The old folks take the old dog and amble around the neighborhood. It is good to get out and check on the neighbors again.
But don’t forget in your spring festivities to find a good book and sit in the sun and read. Maybe a hammock, or a glider on the porch, or the local park; they are all good places to start a new book in a new season.
Happy Easter! What are you reading this week?