by Angeliska on April 5, 2012
It’s almost time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Garden Party! I’ve always loved this holiday,
ever since I was little. I don’t think I ever absorbed the religious implications – I was raised Episcopalian
(aka. Catholic Lite) and even though my papa tried, I still can’t recall the significance of Palm Sunday or
Good Friday or any of that. My only real memory aside from the frantic, fevered egg-hunting (which for
me involved tripping and get grass stains on my white stockings and dress, always) was the procession of
children with baskets of flowers. We would go up to the altar where a chicken-wire covered cross would be
waiting. We’d all have gone out to our mother’s gardens, out to the fields and picked roses, daffodils, lilies,
bluebonnets and spiderwort. Humble wildflowers jammed in next to heirloom bulbs, until the cross was full
of the bounties of spring, completely covered with blossoms. I’m not a big lover of Christian cross symbolism,
but I have such vivid and beautiful memories of that time of year – I’d love to make a chicken-wire pagan egg
one year, and have all the kids come and add their flowers to it. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Next year!
So, I took all these photos from our party last year, but then got busy (as I do) and never really looked at
them or edited them since then. It’s funny to look at them now, a year later. I didn’t take any photos of all
the food, the decorations, the garden or the yard: just our beautiful friends, and their adorable children.
The full set is here: EASTERTIME 2011
And here are some of my favorites (though it was nearly impossible to choose!):
The lovely and always elegant Gail Chovan, lounging in the hammock.
Gina + Kitty = basically the best people ever. I cannot handle their amazingness, honestly.
Allyson + Greg
And Easterness of yore: