Easter sunrise

Easter sunrise

Enough of the moon!  How about we concentrate on the sun for awhile?  Look at it cresting above the tree line over the Huron Bay this morning about 7:20 a.m.  Easter morning:  He has risen.  We have risen. Look at that lemon colored sunrise shining us all awake, all of us to our highest potential.

The temperature hovers around 50 degrees these last few days.  The sun shineth all day long in a blue sky, keeping all of our spirits smiling. 

Yesterday I saw the first butterfly or multi-colored moth, flitting carelessly through the woods.  It refused to be photographed.  Instead, after following it up and around and down and in-between, I lay on my belly over the last place it rested.  Here’s the view the mice and bunny rabbits see:

View from the forest floor.  Don't the tiny twigs look like giant trees?

View from the forest floor. Don't the tiny twigs look like giant trees?

Today the first geese honked overhead, way high up in their V-formation, steering north.  They’re headed for Canada.  The honking heralds spring every year.  Sometimes they land down in the bay and honk restlessly before sunset.  Sometimes they fly so low you glimpse their goose-bellies.  Today the camera strained its neck to catch their etchings in the sky.  Can you see them?

First goose-formation of the year honking overhead

First goose-formation of the year honking overhead

Deer hovered around the house today, munching sparse greenery.  We’re wondering how they find enough to eat in this spring season before the landscape bursts into green foliage.  About four of them grazed on the side lawn all afternoon.  I attempted to lure them with a carrot but they looked on with suspicious eyes.  Walking toward them, they catapulted off into the woods, their white tails bounding.

Hello Doe, are you sure you wouldn't like a carrot?

Hello Doe, are you sure you wouldn't like a carrot?

It’s so easy to go outside at this temperature.  You walk in the house, you walk outside.  The door doesn’t seem as solid.  I must have ventured outside at least six times today.  What kind of commitment is this, when the “outside” and “inside” seem so much the same? 

Late in the afternoon Barry and I celebrated Easter on the deck.  We grilled fish (caught in the Keweenaw Bay the beginning of March) with a salad, frozen broccoli from last year’s garden, salad and home-baked bread.  We raised a glass of wine, toasting our gratitude for so much.

The trees reflected in the wine glass, joining us in our celebration.

Cheers to all!  Happy Easter!

Cheers to all! Happy Easter!

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