Bits of Easter










   And here we are, on the bright side of Holy Week. I'd meant to write here earlier--- but the whole week was a whirlwind (how do I always forget that? It's like Christmas!) and then just after Easter the schools here in Oklahoma shut down for a teacher's strike. I'm terribly proud of our teachers and how much they care for our kids. And I hope so so much, that education here will start to improve! But it has been a little scattered around here as we got completely off schedule...of course, I havent minded sleeping in one bit ;) BUT it's meant painting and writing has been scattered.

   I did manage to finish a couple of pieces though (hurray!) and have stocked my etsy shop with fresh prints. I am also so thrilled to see the outside world greening up, despite the fact that the weather teases us with warm days and then freezes us. I kid you not--- a few days ago we woke up to snow and an earthquake. Oklahoma is contrary, for sure....

   But spring is here, no matter the strange April snow. The crab apple tree bloomed such beautiful dark pink blossoms, i cant wait for that little tree to hit its stride and really fill out. I love too that between this tree and our peach trees, the bees could be happy during these early spring days.

   At church during Holy Week Robbie and I took an hour's vigil time before the Good Friday service, and we walked the big indoor labyrinth. We also sat among the lilies, which smelled pretty spectacular.

   Now, I'm turning my attention to when I can safely plant....my hydrangeas and peonies are coming up, and I'm holding my breath as this weekend we dip down below freezing at night, yet again.... I'll be covering things and crossing fingers, for sure. I am also embarking on a weaving adventure as I go learn to use a loom I was given this winter, I am so excited!

  Ah, well, I must sign off for now! We have school again in the morning, and there is always more to paint! Thank you for your visit today!~ I hope you are doing well!~
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1 comment

Prims By The Water said...

I had heard about the strike..hopefully the teachers will get what they are demanding. Teachers have a hard job. Janice