I miss the hiding of the Easter baskets and the egg hunts. I miss the stuffed animals and live bunnies. Can't say I miss the artificial green grass strewn everywhere. Or the half-eaten hard-boiled eggs we had so much fun coloring. But I do miss the excitement the kids exuded. Those days are gone, too, since my three children are grown with kids of their own to make Easter baskets for. Even so, I still love Spring and that sense of re-birth, not only in religious circles but in nature.
There's something breathtaking about trees in full-bloom. Here in Lynchburg there are Bradford Pear trees planed along Main Street and many of the roads. When they're blooming, their fragrance adds a delicate sweetness to the air. In a word, they're gorgeous as are the Dogwoods, Magnolias and Red Bud trees.
Although I love daffodils and tulips, I confess to loving hyacinths the best. Their heady fragrance spells Spring to me. My favorite color, of course, is purple.
I want to wish you all a Happy Easter and a Joyous Spring. Thanks for visiting Vintage Vonnie from time to time. I cherish your readership. In closing, I leave you with one final thought...