We had a very nice Easter and the weather turned out to be fine! I know that I said I'd have some projects to post for Monday, however, we spent most of the day with family and by the time we got home it was too late to assemble and photograph the things I had planned to finish. I'll try to post those later in the day. I thought I'd share a few photos from our day - some of these will be used for digital projects.
It was very foggy at 6:30 a.m. when we went to the Old North Bridge for the Easter Sunrise Service. There were around 75 people who came out early for the service. I grabbed my camera on the way out the door because the fog was so thick and I thought I could take some interesting photos after the service.
The fog was beautiful and made everything look soft and muted. This is the view across the river toward the famous Daniel Chester French sculpture of the Concord Minuteman.
After the service the sky started to brighten up and I caught this lovely lavender and blue sky background.
As we walked back over the bridge the sun was starting to shine.
There were several spiderwebs on the bridge and I tried to capture their fragile beauty.
This view back across the river shows the bridge and the statue. The atmosphere was very tranquil.
We went home to bake our cinnamon rolls to take to the larger family get together. There is a traditional egg hunt hosted by my husband's youngest brother and his family for their neighborhood and we love to watch the fun. There were hundreds of eggs to make the search easy for all of the children (though sometimes the older children who have graduated to become "hiders" placed them in spots that were just a little tricky).
There are hundreds of eggs for collecting, however there are only a few special, gold, silver or shiny eggs and these are limited to one per child when collecting the eggs.
Some of the eggs substitute for flowers that aren't blooming yet!
The end of the street is blocked with these cones and the eggs are hidden in four or five adjoining yards. If you look closely at the cones you can see that there is an egg perched on top of each one.
When you start to run out of room in the garden, you can always "hide" a few eggs right on the cars!
Here are the younger cousins - just waiting for the go ahead to start searching for eggs.
The day turned so warm and sunny that we actually had a taste of Spring. With the sun shining so brightly, I took the chance to get some more close up photos of flowers. Whenever I have the chance, I try to get some clear closeups to use for converting into digital elements for my digital projects.
These tiny purple flowers on the ground-cover are one of my favorites.
I will work with these flower photos to make some pretty flower clusters for some of my pages. I'll post the results for you to see how a photo can be used in many ways.
I'll be participating in two blog hops this week. The first is the Creative Charms blog hop on Friday, April 29th (which happens to be the date of the royal wedding). This is a farewell hop as a number of Design Team members have finished their terms. There will be some great prizes and lots of inspiration.
The second is a Disney/Pixar hop on April 30th and May 1st - I'll be in the May 1st group. I don't make a lot of Disney projects so I thought it would be fun to do this and challenge myself a little. There are also prizes for this hop so it looks like another busy weekend!
I hope you had a lovely weekend and I want to thank you for your patience. This has not turned into a photography blog - I will be back to posting crafty projects later today. I'll also have some thoughts to share about the latest cartridge release. If you've had a chance to check them out, I'd love to hear what you think about the new cartridges.
link to Discussion Day 2 - How much is enough?
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