Here are some of the sights and sounds of our Easter this year.
At Burnbrae we usually lock down in the house at Easter because the highway is too hectic to negotiate. This year the sound of cars is muted. We can hear trains still running to timetable - though the Indian Pacific no longer goes through.
We had to return to Burnbrae from home at Kandos for my husband to make another visit to the eye specialist so it was a good chance to catch up with the change of season. We are still six weeks before the garden dresses in all its glory but the whispers are here. The begonias come into their own at this time of year, the first violets are appearing and the sage is growing like a weed.
The leaves are beginning to change.
While we are here I have taken the opportunity to mow the lawns and sweep the driveway before the big leaf dump occurs.
And my favourite crown-like flowers of the Queensland Firewheel tree are in bloom.
We attended online church on Good Friday and this morning. While it has been a strange Easter, the joy is still here. Remember our Lord has risen and brings hope to all who put their trust in Him.
I hope you have each had a lovely Easter. How did you adjust your Easter traditions?
Here even tiny playgrounds look like a crime scene with those barrier tapes around them.ReplyDelete
At least you still have beautiful flowers - we get them, too, now, yay for Spring!
A Happy Easter to you. Sure one to remember...
My niece is having trouble getting her two year old to understand why he can't play in the swings any more.Delete
Happy Easter to you and your family, Joan.ReplyDelete
We celebrated Easter in on-line church services and found the experience most uplifting. We found a very good church, to our liking and we shall probably continue with this for the duration. We missed seeing our family, especially as both my husband and I celebrate birthdays at this time, but they are being creative and arranging zoom meetings and courier deliveries, so we feel very thankful. A happy Easter to you Joan and your husband. I love your Queensland Firewheel tree.ReplyDelete
There are plenty of online churches for people to try out right now. I haven't Zoomed but it seems like an interesting way to keep up, especially with younger family members.Delete
Every year since the children in the family were babies we all gathered in a park near us for an Easter picnic. The children are now all grown up with children of their own and we still have the picnic in the park. Today we all got together at the same time virtually, it was fun all trying to get a word in but not the same as running around in the sunshine . Your garden looks gorgeous Joan Elizabeth 🌹ReplyDelete
The sunshine is so lovely at this time of year so it's a shame a picnic could not go ahead. I can imagine a virtual get together could be quite chaotic with a casual family gathering rather than in the discipline of a business meeting of one-on-one chat,Delete
Happy Easter, Joan!ReplyDelete
Although nearly everything is closed here we are still a destination for Seattle city-dwellers who want to escape to the country. It's worrisome since we've been able to keep infection rates low and don't have a medical system that can support an outbreak. And yet they come.
People moving out from the cities was one of the big worries our country had over the Easter break which has a 4 day weekend plus school holidays but it seems all went well.Delete
Sad to see everywhere so quiet, but comforting that so many are trying to do the right thing. In the last 2 weeks our petrol prices have dropped from nearly $1.60 to this week less than a dollar. Really makes one want to jump in the car and go for a long drive.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, a long drive would be wonderful. We won't be getting up to Queensland for the winter this year. As winter nears I am glad we now live in a smaller warmer house but have to return to our big colder (and now somewhat empty house) every now and then because my husband's doctors and specialists are still there.Delete