Happy Easter Monday!

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Happy Easter! A couple of weeks ago, there were bunny tracks in the snow. NOW we know why…

And speaking of snow, seeing our barbecue covered in it is an all too familiar sight this winter. But recent rain and sunny days have cleared the area enough so that T was been able to use the barbecue twice last week. On Easter Day, it was sunny and chilly. It was a tiny bit warmer than the weather office had predicted. It actually went above freezing. I was a little surprised that we didn’t get snow.

It always snows on Easter Sunday! Even when Easter doesn’t fall as early as it has this year.

Happy Easter! We went for a short celebratory bike ride and imagined that there would be no more snow this winter. Because of course, it never snows after Easter!

Silly us. This is what we woke up to today. Good thing we didn’t put the snow shovel away.

Our Easter feast last night was brilliant: we started with toasts spread with duxelles, balsamic onions (actually, they should probably be called “cider onions” because I used cider vinegar rather than balsamic vinegar) and/or goat cheese drizzled with herbed olive oil; followed by ham glazed with peach chutney, beets with onions and fennel seeds, green beans, scalloped potatoes and finished with wine poached pears… and chocolate, of course.

OHappy Easter!OO

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  • Eek! Snow today? How horrid… well, another few days of hot chocolate and snuggling under blankets!

    Fortunately we’ve had sunshine for the last few days and the snow in the backyard is melting. And that means mud… lots of mud for the doggies to track back inside. Aah, spring!

  • What a wonderful place you have here, Elizabeth…I loved reading thr your about page…nice to know about things that happen on your side…very interesting to read through…will check out in detail!..thanks for dropping by my place and leading me here… :D

  • ejm

    Eek indeed, Mrs.W… and there is more snow forecast for today. I’m hoping that this one will be the last hurrah. I’d LOVE to switch from stopping tracking snow to stopping tracking mud indoors!

    Thank you for your kind words, Srivalli. So glad you found your way here. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Paz

    LOL! Wow! All that snow! I can’t imagine snow on Easter Day. It’s never happened before. Not that I can remember. This Easter it was a bit nippy outside but very sunny. I was supposed to meet up with another fellow blogger and take photos of the Easter Day Parade, where everyone walks around in their Easter bonnets — humans and dogs alike. Unfortunately, I never made it out there. But overall, it was a good day. ;-)

    Happy Easter!

    Paz

    edit 26 March 2008:
    I can remember a number of snowy Easters from my childhood. But not many of them here in Toronto. By the way, all that snow didn’t fall on Sunday. Only what is on the barbecue. The other snow is left over from all the previous snowfalls this season.
     
    Too bad about missing the bonnets, Paz. It sounds like fun.
     
    -Elizabeth

  • That’s so pretty Elizabeth! I miss scenes like that (but not sure I miss the snow shoveling). :) :)

    edit 26 March 2008:
    If it were December or January, I’d agree about the prettiness, Sher. But the novelty of shovelling snow has worn off completely now. I’d much rather be wielding a spade to prepare the garden now. Heh. Not much chance of that for at least a couple of weeks! -Elizabeth