Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER

I had written a long blog post for Easter and scrapped it after careful consideration. Nobody wants to read a long blog post on Easter.

Come to think of it - nobody wants to read a long blog post when it's not Easter, either, but that's beside the point.

Instead, I've decided to post some inane photos that nobody wants to see.
Some were taken recently. Others are Easter leftovers from when I lived in Texas. 

 A few days ago I went outside just before sunset and saw the rising moon caught in a tree.

As it grew darker, the moon broke free from the tree and sailed into the sky.

 The back yard at dusk and a tiny dot of moon

 All of the beautiful purple and white blossoms have completely perished due to the frost we had last week - but it's finally warm again and the trees are quickly turning green. So are the weeds.

 I found an old box with a springtime tea set that has been packed away for many years. It's an appropriate display for Easter, but I'll probably never use it - so I'll pack it away again.


I also found these two items that I got in a Springfield, Missouri antique store. The chick on the egg (right) is old, but the chick emerging from the shell isn't an antique. I think it's cute, anyway.

As if this wasn't enough, here are a few old Easter pics that I took when I lived in Texas.

 These flowers are orange stars, which were popular for Easter in West Tx.




 My cat Scratch eating the Easter tulips

 Scratch encountering the Easter Bunny




Scratch eating the Easter chicks


The End

Have a wonderful Easter!


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Cabinet of Curious Treasures

22 comments:

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    1. Hope your Easter is a good one, Dave!

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  2. I had to chuckle at Scratch eating the tulips and chewing on the little chicks. Cats. Miss mine. Happy Easter, Jon! :)

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    1. I hope someday (soon) you'll be able to adopt another kitty. I can only imagine how much you must miss Karma.
      The photo of Scratch with the tulips is one of my favorites.

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  3. Very nice Jon. Always enjoy your photos and seeing your collectibles. Happy Easter!
    Ron

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    1. Thanks a lot Ron, and I hope your Easter is fantastic!

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  4. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Easter Joh!!! It's been a while since I've been in touch...finally sold my house in Montgomery, TX and made the move down to the lower Rio Grand Valley, TX. I love it!!! Had some health issues that had to be addressed...but now I think it is back on track to a good life (whatever that means)!!!I have been following your posts....luv reading and following you!!! Often I get such a good laugh and feel good times!!! So keep on doing what you do Jon!!! All the best for a Blessed Day and Be well!!! Roy from TX

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    1. I was wondering what happened to you. I'm so sorry that you've had health issues, but it's great news that you've sold your house and are enjoying living in a new area. Take care and please keep in touch!

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  5. I love this time of year when the days lengthen and greenery springs back to life after the desolation of winter. Wonderful pictures, Jon. I'm especially admiring your tea set. It's a lovely set which makes one cheery just looking at it.

    Have an 'egg - stra' special Easter !

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    1. This is indeed a wonderful time of year. I only wish that the frost didn't kill all of the beautiful blossoms. I had looked forward to taking pictures of them.

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  6. A lovely gallery, Jon, assembled with care and humor. Best holiday wishes and thanks for this fun post. When the moon is late over here, I'll know it had trouble getting out of your trees.

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    1. Next time I see the moon caught in a tree I'll use my slingshot and send it your way. Happy Bunny Day, Geo!

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  7. I love the pictures everything looks so pretty. If those dishes belong to me I would find a place and leave them out they're so pretty. Long or short I like your post I don't always get to leave a comment but always make sure to read. Happy Easter!

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    1. I hope your Easter is a pleasant one, Jean. I'd like to keep those dishes out, but I can't find any room for them (and my rowdy cats might break them!).
      Thanks for keeping in touch.

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  8. I dislike using the word "jealous", but in your case it fits. Your talents for both music and photography are amazing.

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    1. That's a big compliment, Jimmy, and I'll take it (I don't get very many).
      Thanks!

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  9. Looks like Scratch and the bunny are having a stand-off. The tea set is beautiful.

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    1. Scratch is fearless - - she could pulverize the Easter Bunny!

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  10. That ceramic chick-coming-out-of-its-shell? Love!!!
    Scratch is quite the comedian, yes? That last image looks like she's grooming 'her' chick.

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    1. I had completely forgotten about that ceramic chick until I found it the other night while going through some Easter stuff. I think it's rather unique.

      Scratch probably was grooming that "chick". She's not vicious enough to want to eat it.
      Those photos were taken before I aquired Scruffy and Bosco.

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  11. For a second I thought Scratch was an Easter Bunny. But the ears gave it away. All your Easter items are charming.

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    1. If I could only stretch her ears, she would be an Easter Bunny.

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