Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
I hope yours was as wonderful as ours!
The weather couldn't have been any nicer.
We had stayed open til 2 in the afternoon but mostly to get our
usual routine done.
We had planned on having a picnic by the beach but then decided we'd go home,
whip up a few batches of bread and have a late lunch.
Much nicer then yesterday
when we never had any lunch due to being so busy.

I took my camera with me just in case.
This rock reminded us of a frog hut .....but for a gigantic frog.
I had never noticed it before. I wish we had raked this area out in the fall's where we have a huge patch of myrtle that's just starting to bloom.
I don't dare disturb it now and knock all the flower buds off.

While George got started making lunch Nigella and I worked in the garden.

Pulling onion grass.... tons of it.
and catching this hairy bittercress ( cardamine hirsuta) before the seeds spread everywhere.
It's also known as the "Greenhouse weed".
Gosh.. no wonder I have it everywhere.
If you'd like, you can read more about it HERE and how to get rid of it.

One of my other kitties

Nigella getting some well deserved sunbathing in.
Poor girl she's been cooped up in the house all winter and now that we're working all
the time she never gets so enjoy the nice weather,

It was such a treat to be home in the middle of the afternoon in what felt like a
summer day.
Felt oddly unfamilar but wonderful.

I think Nigella enjoyed having us home.

I never wanted to come in even to have lunch.
I hope you all had a wonderful time on Easter and that the weather was as nice where
you are as it was in New England.


Erin | Bygone Living said...

Beautiful pictures! What a cute kitty you have ♥

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Happy Easter Carole! It looks like you had a nice day...your photos are gorgeous! Nigella is such a pretty kitty! Hope this warm weather continues and you are busy with lots of customers at the Greenhouse! Hope to see you soon.
Laura :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos Carole
I just love that one of kitty licking her lips.. funny cat.. she reminds me of our childhood cat.. Well I think she outshines the daffodils.. which look so much nicer in the earth than in a pot or vase.....

Glad you are having wonderful sunshine.. we are having the complete opposite here... autumn has finally showed up for easter.. cooler and wet wet wet.... OK.. Have a fabulous time enjoying spring and don't work too hard.. xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

ahhhh and I forgot the point of the visit.. Happy Easter to you and George and all your loved ones... kitties included...xx

Luiza said...

Your images are wonderful. We´ve also had a couple of nice, sunny days. My cat has been enjoying!
But today, the snow came again... =(.

Well, I love your kittie Nigella, she is a sweetie!

Have a nice day and take care!

Sueann said...

I love all of your photographs! The daffodils look so happy and bright. And your kitty is beautiful!! She looks so content working outside with you. What a nice Easter you did I. We worked outside as well. Enjoyed the sunshine! Ahhhh! Spring!!! Gotta love it!!
SueAnn said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful pictures. Nigella is such a pretty cat. I will be heading out into the garden today as well and will be stopping by to see you in a few weeks:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Carole,
I Love your photography..the picture of Nigela licking her lips is priceless. I'm glad you were able to get the afternoon off to enjoy the beautiful day. I'm afraid we don't have any gardens to enjoy yet around the farm but hopefully next year we'll be able to take pictures of spring bulbs in bloom. Thank heavens we have two groves of lilacs (soon) and some fruit tree's that are in bloom..that's about the only color we have on the farm right now. We've got our work cut out for us. Enjoy your day and I hope you get some time to enjoy your own gardens again soon. Take care. Maura

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
I am back just in time for Easter, I had a small group this year as some of the kids are still in FL for treatments on the twins. I cooked a traditional Easter dinner and the weather was so nice here also, I could hide Easter eggs in the yard for Jesse. He had it made this year as he was the only grandchild here for Easter so he got 34 eggs all filled with toys and candy that my son James filled. It was a nice day. It sounds like you had a very nice day and I wish you many blessings as the rebirth of the year springs forth into new and exciting possibilities.
Love to you

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos, Carole!

It is still quite cold here, and there is a lot of snow on the ground, but the Alpine Pennycress and Artemisia are starting to peek out. My foundation garden dies completely down to the ground in the winter, so the first signs of life are very exciting! :)

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy your Easter!


oldgreymare said...


Just lovely photos, what a marvelous kitty!

Now, work with me here. Go look at the rock pic again and see if you can see what I see.I see a turtle lifting up his back shell and looking under it. His head is the small rock looking to the left, you can see the nose and eye part and the tilted rock is his shell.....NO REALLY! Did I eat too much chocolate yesterday?

mary pernula said...

Cool photo's, the weather was not great here in the Northwest, but Easter dinner was a hit. I also wanted to tell you thank you very much for sending me my first Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine your specail wrapping ment a lot to me. XO MARY

Faded Charm said...

Hi Carole, It's been a while since we've chatted. Hope all is going well with you. I'm sure you're busy and I'm loving all your flower photos lately.

Hope you had a great Easter weekend.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Glad that you had a lovely Easter and you were able to enjoy the sunshine and the garden.
Love the photos of your beautiful flowers and the sweet Nigella.
Enjoy your week and I hope that the weather continues to be lovely.


Anne Marie said...

Happy Easter time to you too Carole!

Onion grass? never heard of it! (lol)

BellaRosa said...

Carole, I am so glad you had a lovely Easter....Mmmmmm home made bread :) would you like to share a yummy recipe?? I would love to find a delish recipe for french bread :) yum...with sweet butter...ugh I am making myself hungry lol Your pictures are just gorgeous!!!! Everything looks so lovely outside and your kitty looks ever so happy :) Hope you have a beautiful sunny week, we are off to a great start...bad earthquake on Sunday, followed that same evening by rain most of the nite and a cold day today...yay lol can you feel my excitement??? But tomorrow is always another day...who knows, we might get some sunshine and's to hopin :) Besos, Rose

A New England Life said...

Lovely, lovely photos Carole!

I didn't know that was Myrtle with the purple flowers. I keep ripping it out! If I don't it gets out of control. Nigella is beautiful. She must love being outside.

We had a wonderful Easter here in NH. Wasn't the weather delightful?!

Rosemary said...

Great photos!
Hope you had a lovely Easter!!

Renée Finberg said...

beautiful images.
i need these images...there is no spring, summer, fall, or winter here in south fla.
thank you for reminding me there is springtime.

Anne Lorys said...

Nigella is certainly quite the helper, isn't she? Just like all kitties are.

Beautiful photos!


Christelle said...

Si belles photos champètres où les félins sont rois et les fleurs si majestueuses !
Merci de ce rève !

Rostrose said...

Oh, so wonderful X-large pictures!!! And your cat is a beauty! Hugs, Traude

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi Carole....I have missed you!!! Oh and I LOVE Nigella....reminds me of dear departed JACK (who turned out to be a female) who knew!!! Hope you are well my friend! x0x0x0

the old white house said...

Hi Carole! Thank you so much for stopping by and for being so sweet and adding my giveaway to your sidebar... I wish now that I would have mentioned that in the post. Oh well, live and learn! You are right though, the more the merrier! I love all of your pics of the sunny Easter day you had, ours was the same but we haven't seen the sun since, hopefully today :) Thanks again & Good Luck, Theresa

Jolanna said...

Wonderful images !!! I just to say - I love all of your blog :)
Jolanna from Poland

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Carole,
Nigella is the star of the show....never work with children and animals !! I thought for one nasty minute that Nigella had turned to stone !!....but thank goodness, no. It was just a cat garden ornament. It really looks as if Nigella is also enjoying herself. I think that I can see a smile on her face !!
I hope the weekend weather is just as nice. XXXX

traci said...

gorgeous weather you had. i would have stayed outside all day. beautiful photos. thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Hey Girl...did you come up for air! I know this is your busy time... nice to hear from you! The girls were a hoot! I enjoyed them all.
Doing another post and I hope it will be my last, I am tired of weeding through all these pictures!

Jill said...

The big rock reminds me of the Empty Tomb! How perfect for an Easter post!!