Saturday, April 3, 2010

Let the Good Times Roll

Almost overnight, the grass has greened and the forsythia has exploded into a riot of chrome yellow.  The weather  is warm -- open windows, sitting on the porch, eating supper outside warm!
The first tulip has bloomed, just in time to welcome friends and family arriving for the traditional Easter festivities here at the farm.  The first visitors arrived Thursday and it will all culminate with the Easter party on Sunday. 
Our great nephew Asher is here for his first Easter --  one of many children whose parents hunted eggs here almost thirty years ago.  

 It's a busy weekend -- setting up for the party on Saturdayand a pre-party party with all the out of town guests on Saturday night --  and then Sunday a potluck and Easter egg hunt for around two hundred of our friends and neighbors.

The weather looks to be balmy -- almost summery -- and after the winter we've had, we're ready for a celebration.

Let the wild rumpus begin!


R. Burnett Baker said...

Have a wonderful Easter, Vicki. Your previous sunrise photos are stunning! Are you using digital, or 35MM?

I guess digital since you posted right away. answering my own questions! :)


Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter xx Gypsy Purple

Poetry24 said...

Every good wish to you and yours, Vicki. Have a fun-filled, peaceful holiday.

Callie Brady said...

Hope you all have a wonderful visit and holiday!
Love the photos!

vicki archer said...

I am longing for the warmer weather- as much as I love the snow and the chilly days I have had enough. Have a wonderful Easter Vicki....xv

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, send us the spring - I long for warmth! Hope you have a wonderful Easter, with your house full of laughter.

joanna said...


Oh your place looks beautiful -- lush green and inviting,,,

200 hundred people -- it will be a feast --- glad you have your own chickens to supply all the guests with eggs.

Happy Easter,

Pat in east TN said...

Two hundred people ... WOW! Do enjoy your festivities though, and Mother Nature sure seems to be co-operating.

We've gone from winter to record setting high temperatures on this side of the mountain ... 91 yesterday!

A happy and blessed Easter to you and yours.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Finally spring has come. Your photos are lovely as always. We're still in Florida and missing the forsythia, daffodils and tulips at our house in the mountains.

Two hundred people - wow. What a party. I'm sure you'll have a great time. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Rebel Fan said...

Yes! Yes! I think winter finally passed with the Passover moon this week. Everything in Spartanburg is unclenching. -carol

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Rick! Yes, digital -- a Nikon D90 with an 18-200 mm Nikkor lens.

Thanks for the visit, Gypsy Purple! And a wonderful Easter to you and yours!

Thanks, Martin -- will Speckly Woo be hunting eggs?

Vicki A. and Jennyfreckles -- hoping nicer weather comes to France and England soon!

Joanny -- Our biddies are working hard but the guests will have to help out!

Pat - It was kinda HOT yesterday! You all have a great weekend!

Happy Easter in Florida, Sam -- are the azaleas blooming there?

Unclenching! Perfect description, Carol! Happy Spring!

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful view you have from your house. I would love to live here.
I wish you too a Happy Easter.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

wish you a very happy easter, many happy egg seekers and lots of fun! (lovely view from your balcony!!! our tulips are still kind of dormant...) cheers from chilly but sunny ireland eliane

Friko said...

A party for 200? that beats my parties for 40-50 into a cocked hat.
Easter Sunday will be quiet, all I want is for the rain to stop and the cold to go away.

Carol Murdock said...

Have a wonderful time Vicki!!
Wish I was there!! :)

Victoria said...

Vicki, you live in paradise! But, you knew that, didn't you? ;)

Happy Easter!

Matt said...

Gorgeous scenery!