Easter Eve should be its own celebration, like Christmas Eve or All Hallow’s Eve. We should, I don’t know, dress up in funny rabbit ears and eat just one Cadbury Creme Egg. Yes.
I wasn’t going to post just yet. I’ve been waiting for one more story component to pop up online, but there is a pressing matter at hand today.
While retrieving pictures of said pressing matter, I came across some photos that should be shared. So first up are the View Club shots:
I didn’t take pictures of the mountains because frankly the view that day was hazy, murky, and disappointing. This will make us all smile, though:
Have you ever seen my ear gauges? Or my blond streak? We can thank my sister Michele for the secret profile shot, and Paintshop Pro for the heavy cropping.
What else did I find? OH! A couple of foreigners on the porch:
And buffet table decorations for tomorrow:
We no longer color hard-boiled eggs because no one really eats them. One year, however, someone…I think it was me…thought we should let the kids color them, but then use them in dishes such as the potato salad. It wasn’t the most practical idea, but we tried it anyway. If the eggshells were cracked the resulting colored egg whites were quite pretty, and perfect for deviled eggs.
When we did it on purpose, though, the results weren’t consistent. So now this happens instead:
The eggs are peeled and sliced, and the naked egg whites are dyed. Our Easter deviled eggs are the prettiest around!
And now onto our more pressing matter. Mom and I came home from last-minute Easter shopping to find everyone in a bit of a tizzy. They said there had been a swarm of bees in the backyard. Well, sure: it’s Spring. It’s sunny. Bees are good. Leave them alone. Right? All you farm types? Right?
If there are that many bees, let’s go buy one of those square hive things and a spaceman suit, and put those suckers to work! Free, fresh honey and beeswax!
But do you see what I see?
Now, I’m no expert on bees n’ things, but this doesn’t look good. Apparently they filled up this side of the yard in a literal swarm, and then clustered themselves into this Cone of Doom in about ten minutes. No one has been stung thankfully, but…hmm. Thoughts?