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Friday, April 14, 2017

Moments . . .

from the real . . .


to the not so real . . .


easter moments are happening here in riverwood land . . .


from these fragile colored eggs I blew twenty five years ago . . .


to these hand painted bunnied eared rabbits . . .


I am filled with birth days, renewals, beginnings, passovers, easters, more . . .


of fifty years ago . . . wisconsin . . . and celebrating my sons birthday in the snow . . .


of a young me holding my papa's recently born puppies . . .

easter moments are happening . . .

and earlier this morning . . . my missy friend posted this . . .

According to legend, Eastre is responsible for the transition between winter and spring. One year she ushered in spring late. As a result, a bird's wings were permanently damaged by the cold. To atone for her mistake, Eastre transformed the bird into a hare that lays eggs on one day of the year: Easter. Missionaries altered this pagan tradition to align with Christianity. Both the rabbit and the spring became associated as symbols of new life and renewal.

The first recorded mention of the Easter bunny dates back to the 1500s in German writings. German immigrants settling in Pennsylvania in the 1700s carried the Easter bunny tradition from Europe to the American colonies. The children of these immigrants built nests for the Easter bunny who would visit and lay colored eggs. The egg-laying rabbit eventually started bringing gifts and candy in addition to the eggs. The first edible Easter bunny confection was made in the 1800s. The eggs and candy brought by the Easter bunny are now a major commercial aspect of the holiday.
Learn more about Easter
Sources history.comuniverse.byu.eduexoticpets.about.com

http://missymax-thisandthat.blogspot.com/2017/04/italian-lake-visit.html

Happy Easter Moments my friends . . . and what are your easter moments . . .

Love ~
Lynne

19 comments:

Jeanie said...

I never knew this legend of Easter and Eastre. It is so beautiful. Thank you so much for bringing it to attention.

I love this post. Every photo, every word, every turn of phrase. It is just perfect in every way.

Sending you loads of love and good wishes for a beautiful Easter.

Bonnie said...

Sweet memories!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne, I loved this Easter post..especially the picture of my dear friend and her son taken so many years ago. Right now every holiday is a bit of a struggle..and painful..but I still see the beauty of Springtime and your post helped me remember the good times and to know that sorrow will pass in time. I loved the little handmade bunny and the eggs blown by you so many years ago. Did you hand paint the bunnies? I didn't unpack my Easter things this year for the first time..I will next year and I will remember the good times and enjoy every moment.
I also enjoyed reading your friends post on the history of Easter. Those stories are always so interesting.
Have a wonderful weekend..
I love you!
Mona

Missy George said...

What a wonderful post!! Especially love the bunnies..The ones you painted are so special..Happy Easter to you, Mr Irish and of course Snickers..

Ida said...

Lynne, What a lovely Easter post. I enjoyed the bunnies both real and not so real and reading about the story of Eastre. I'm also amazed you still have those blown eggs all these years later.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I had never heard the legend of Eastre before, but I'm glad I have now. I like your bunny paintings and the pretty blown eggs you made. I always get a bit nostalgic at Easter. It makes me miss my Mom. Easter usually fell within a few days of her birthday. Easter was always a family get together back than, and the tradition still continues now with my daughter, son in law, grandson, my sweet sisters in law, and their families.

Have a lovely Easter!

Blondie's Journal said...

The legend of Easter is very interesting, Lynne! So our little bunnies are immigrants like most of us! :)

I enjoyed having a little walk down Memory Lane with you, the photos and those darling eggs. They look like the day you made them!

Sending love and Easter Blessings!

Jane x

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Your images are so beautiful, Lynne. What beautiful memories you have. I learned a lot about the Easter bunny from this post--thank you! Happy Easter!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have not heard of this Easter legend, very nice! I love all the bunnies from the real bunny to the snow bunny. Pretty decorations. Cute photo of you and the puppy. Lovely post, Lynne!

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

carol l mckenna said...

Marvelous photos ~ love the bunnies ~ real and not so real ~ all very creative photos ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Kim said...

I always love looking at old family pictures, Lynne. It takes me back to my own childhood and my own memories. Happy Easter! I hope you have a lovely bunny and family filled weekend. :)

A Colorful World said...

Lovely Easter post! Hope you have another memorable day.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is one of the best and most beautiful posts for Easter I've read. I'd never read the sweet legend of Eastre, I love it, and the sweet photos full of memories too!

Margaret Adamson said...

we shoud be always thanksful for all our memories. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter

A Joyful Cottage said...

My Easter memories are celebrating Christ's resurrection with my family. Sometimes sunrise services. This year Dennis and I will celebrate the late service inside our church; too cold for us at 7:30 here. The photo of you with the puppies is adorable. xo

Anita Johnson said...

I didn't know any of this!

Cranberry Morning said...

What sweet photos, especially the one of little you holding the puppies! It's darling! Hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Amazing you have been able to keep those eggs without them breaking.

Tanna said...

Lynne, I loved all your Easter Memories. My favorites were your son on that giant snow bunny and you holding the puppy. Sooooo cute! And, I love that you have eggs you dyed and blew 25 years ago!! So many good things here. It is a season of Life and Hope. blessings and hugs ~ tanna