Monday, March 22, 2010

A Bush in Bloom!

Driving down the street, people see quite a dazzling sight. The Easter egg bush is in full bloom and the branches are filled with dozens upon dozens of gorgeous colorful eggs!

Decorations can bring smiles to the faces of onlookers and that's what makes decorating worthwhile. In a world that's often filled with sadness and difficulties, a blooming Easter egg bush can make a difference! Children love it but adults do, too!

Decorating completed, I decided to stretch out on the padded lounge chair for a Sunday afternoon break. The lounge finally was out of winter storage. In the sky above, the sun shown down like a giant ball of hot melted wax. Looking up above, this is what I saw:

The birds had not come back yet so the afternoon was pretty quiet except for the sounds of neighborhood children laughing and playing in a nearby yard. No branches had sprouted any growth so the tree silhouettes against the sky looked quite picturesque.

No matter where my eyes moved, the vista startled in its simplicity and magnificence.

The clouds moved across the sky ever so slowly, at one point, covering the sun. Then, two clouds parted and a burst of light shot down out of the sky, completely enveloping me in warmth and light. It was as if God, Himself, sent down a message that spring had, indeed, sprung!

Guess who else enjoyed the afternoon sunshine on the lounge? It was our resident feline grandma, Miss Honey Cat! Here she is:

Before going back into the house, took one last look at the Easter egg bush, which is now about half decorated. There are still many more dozens of eggs to hang but on this particular day, we called it quits!



Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Very sweet. We never decorated an easter bush at our house but the neighbors did.

It was always nice to watch all the colorful little eggs swinging on the branches in the wind!

My granddaughter just turned one year old. It may be an easter tradition we should start when she gets a bit older????


Just a note, as I am sitting here typing this comment I notice that there are snow flurries, very light snow flurries, but flurries non the less. Gotta love the fickle spring weather in the south. Saturday is was warm and sunny and now we have snow flurries...go figure.


Dianne said...

Your Easter decorations are delightfu1l

LDH said...

Oh, I have always loved the bushes decorated with pretty colored eggs. We did this every year but I haven't done it for a while. Still have all the tied eggs though but not too much gumption to get them out. It takes a long time to hang all of those eggs! :)

Beautiful sky pictures!

Kindly, ldh

Rebecca said...

I've always wanted to do this - but never have! Your tree IS beautiful and like you say, it DOES provide color and cheer to what sometimes is quite a sad and difficult world!

Any tricks to getting these hung? I always wondered how to do it. It's turned quite cool here now. No sunshine to sit in today!

Glad you took advantage of the sun on Sun-Day!

Susan said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting! Love hearing from each of you. It really means a lot to me!

Finished the Easter egg bush today...It's got all the colored eggs it's going to get this year! Ha! And there are LOTS of them!

Take care and come by again soon. Sincerely, Susan

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Miss Honey Cat has the cutest face, Susan! Love the photos, felt as though I was lounging right there with you. I'm a huge fan of the 4 seasons. Each with their own radient and intricate beauty.

The Easter egg bush looks so festive! I so miss that. Living here, not too many people decorate. It's really a shame.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment!

Enjoy the decorations!


Susan said...

Hi Tina....People there don't decorate? Ohhhhh. Then YOU do it! I thought your cat was really gorgeous! Honey Cat, well, I love her to death. She's a grandma cat.Thanks for your visit and comments, Tina. Come back soon. Sincerely, Susan

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a fun Easter bush! I've never seen that before. Honey Cat sure looks cozy. Have a fabulous day! Tammy :)

Susan said...

Hello Tammy! You've never seen an Easter egg bush? Well, hope you enjoyed it on my post. Yeah, Honey Cat was parked right near my feet on the lounge. ha! Hope you have a fabulous day, too. Sincerely, Susan

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