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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter Greetings

Friday we had a serious sleet storm here; it rained freezing rain most of the day, cancelling Good Friday church services around the area.

Easter is a celebration of the renewal of life; today, for a while, the sun came out so I took a photo out of my kitchen window (I was still in my pajamas!) to get a photo of the sun on the ice-covered trees.
This seemed to me to be a good reminder of that renewal of life....

I haven't done much in minis the last week or so, as I am trying once again to finish some other projects. Those are nearly done, and when they are, I think I have figured out how to make a decent miniature belladonna plant. Yes, it is poisonous, but in small quantities such things could also become healing plants. Besides, if I remember correctly, women used to put belladonna drops in their eyes, as it dilated the pupils; that would appeal to all the males nearby. Of course, eventually it would also hurt the woman using that poison!

I wish you all a joyous celebration of this season of renewal; there is a saying, March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion, and it definitely held true again this year. My early tulips and irises are pushing up under the leaf mulch, but this area of Canada won't be considered frost-free until the end of May....

1 comment:

  1. Optometrists still use belladonna to dilate my pupils to get a good look at the insides of my eyeballs... :/