Thursday, April 12, 2012

This or That Thursday: the 23rd eDition

Easter morning....



...was full of sunshine and promise and while the sun decided to go
elsewhere later in the day, it left behind a  a glow in our hearts.
We made these nests; they were easy peasy just perfect for 
all that is Easter and spring. You can get the recipe here.


Still not too old for a good egg hunt, the twins headed outside this year in search of 
colourful plastic, along  with a new helper.  One who thinks she's a smarty pants because she 
figured out she can cross the road. And if that wasn't bad enough,she has taught the chickens
 how to do it too. At least Eli is smart enough to look both ways before trying to return home.


Last summer I planted some spring pansies at the end of our driveway. After their blooms had faded
 away, the Artist decided to chop them down at the knees. I was ticked. He has a fondness for chopping.

This is the only bloom that has managed to reappear. She's beautiful, don't you think?



Last week I came home to find he had upgraded Photoshop to a newer version for me. 
And so it goes; he cooks, he cleans, he upgrades software and I lose a few pansies in the process.

~Be well friends~
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35 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You birds nest treats look so yummy! Loving your orange cat!

Gail said...

Amazing photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

Awe! Your orange kitty looks so sweet! Those bird;s nests are very cool!

Heather said...

Beautiful flower shots, the bird nests look yummy, and a cute cat!

Raymonde said...

Beautiful photos, I really like the cat in the tree. :)

Amanda said...

Love the flower shots! The pansy is beautiful, and the bird nests are adorable!! And love that kitty!!

Desirae R said...

Great set of pictures! I really love the cat in the tree.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Smart kitty- love the flower shots.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Your photography is really awesome ~ Love your cat ~ and your 'nests' are very creative and look yummy ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Kamana said...

so beautiful!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOVE your photography. The Easter nests look delicious. I have not made any in a long time.

Linking from Katherine's Corner.

xo,
Ricki Jill

Karena said...

I adore your Easter birds nests, darling idea!! Also linking From Katherine's Corner!

I hope you will stop by and see my new Annie Sloan Projects Revealed!!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Tanya said...

oh those bird's nests are really neat....beautiful photos!

Barb said...

Love your pansies! but I love Photoshop more :) sounds like a great trade off!

Seeing Each Day said...

Minimal pansies - boo!! Upgraded photoshop- yeah!!! Really lovely photos of your flowers - triple yeah!!!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Simply gorgeous spring shots. I love this time of year -- Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursday! :)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I need to plant pansy's. Great shots and I love your kitty in the tree.

tiarastantrums said...

your flowers always look so amazing and stunning!

Amy Burzese said...

Great photos! Sounds like you have a good one, even with the chopping!

Nancy said...

What a fun post. I love the chocolate nests and your photographs are beautiful. You're an excellent writer, too. I enjoyed this very much.

A wondering star said...

These are all just wonderful photos!

Elaine A. said...

Ha! Marriage is give and take, even with flowers and software... ;P

Love that last shot and the one of your kitty.

And I made the nests last Easter but forgot to make them this year. It's still Spring though...

Red Gate Farm said...

Well now if my husband cooked and cleaned he'd be in league with yours! Mine is known for chopping stuff down, trimming the lilac after the buds set for next year, weeding the astilbe and bleeding hearts and cutting off anything that gets in the path of his mower....

Happy to hear you had a nice Easter!
~Chris

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Those flowers just make me smile.

Lori said...

Don't ya just love Spring...your pics make me feel it! So glad I found your blog..I'm a new follower, so we can keep in touch. Stop by anytime, Lori

Lori said...

Don't ya just love Spring...your pics make me feel it! So glad I found your blog..I'm a new follower, so we can keep in touch. Stop by anytime, Lori

Deborah said...

fantastic photos and great rendering!

Ginger Zuck said...

beautiful photos!

deb duty said...

Such pretty photos! Love the pansy and the beautiful brush your added.

vintage grey said...

Love the bird nests!! What a creative idea!! Hope you are having a great day! ;) xo Heather

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . there be love and joy at the REVIVAL homestead . . .

heyBJK said...

The flowers are beautiful and the cat shot made me smile! I'm about to upgrade to a newer version of Photoshop myself. That was nice surprise!

Eschelle said...

awww I had a cat just like that growing up, his name was cosmo.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos!

Katherines Corner said...

sweet photos. The pansy is lovely. thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo