It is a lovely Easter here in Georgia. This is the kind of Easter’s I’ve grew up enjoying. The azaleas are in bloom and the dogwoods add color to pine forests. New life is all around which is the message of Easter—God is stronger than the grave. The day started with a glorious sunrise and a stiff breeze which kept the sand gnats at bay. The day was brilliant and without a cloud in the sky.
|Dogwoods and Azaleas in my front yard|
I’ve always loved Easter and especially Easter Sunrise Services, but over the past thirty years, when I was living up north and in the high desert of the American West, I’ve not missed these kind of days. On more than one of these Easter’s there was snow on the ground (once, in Michigan there was half a foot and my daughter, who was in early elementary school, did not think it was funny when I suggested we forgo dyeing the eggs in order to make them harder to hide. Most sunrise services involved bundling up with wool coats, a hat and gloves and as for flowers one was lucky to find a few crocuses in bloom. But not this year.
|Traditional colored azaleas from the edge of my drive|
Sadly, the azaleas will only be in fully bloom for a week or so, then they'll just be another green bush. But for a week or two in the spring, they are glorious. Enjoy the photos and have a blessed Easter.