‘Sunday Thoughts’ ~ Happy Easter!

“‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good Sunday morning, beautiful people ~ Happy Easter!   Easter has always been a favorite time for me.  The land is overflowing with majestic beauty, the air is cool and lovely,  and hope is truly alive.  Hope is a marvelous thing, especially when we stop and think of our situations last April when COVID had turned our world upside down.

“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” ~ Kate McGahan

The legend of the dogwood tree is a story I have heard since I was a child. The petals of the flowers, always four, actually form in the shape of a cross.  The center of the bloom has a tight grouping of tiny yellow/green buds in a shape that resembles the crown of thorns, and the tip of each bloom is indented as if it was dented by a nail. I always remember the legend when I see a lovely dogwood in bloom.

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~ S.D. Gordon



“This is The Day The Lord Has Made Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad.” ~ Psalm 118:24 

“For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.” ~ Alice Freeman Palme


Dear friends, Mike and I wish you and yours a glorious Easter, filled with joy.

And with. . .

“The great gift of Easter ~ hope.” ~ Basil Hume







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18 thoughts on “‘Sunday Thoughts’ ~ Happy Easter!

    1. Good morning, Maristella. Thank you and wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter.

  1. Happy Easter to both Mike and you! May you both have a most beautiful and blessed day!

  2. Happy Easter to you, Sandra! Wonderful rejoicing post with precious photos. We needed Spring, didn’t we? And we certainly need Easter each year for the renewed hope it brings. I suppose this year even more so. I remember last Easter as thinking that life would soon be back to normal, surely. I suppose it was just as well that we didn’t know then what the rest of the year would be like. This year I’m never more thankful for each flowering tree and shrub, each bulb that lay dormant through the cold winter and is now bringing or about to be bringing forth unbelievable beauty.

    1. Dear Dewena, I do agree with your every word. My hubby cut daffodils for our table this morning and they seem to be more beautiful than I ever remember them. We are blessed that we have come this far with the pandemic and hopefully we will see it come to an end soon. Wishing you and your family a glorious day and many blessings.

  3. Amiga querida, hoy tu publicación es sencillamente exquisita. Derrocha amor por todas partes: esos animalitos recien nacidos me han superado en ternura…y lo mismo con la leyenda de los cornejos en flor.
    Dia de alegría para los que tenemos la dicha de ser creyentes (es uno de los dones del Espíritu Santo)…
    Solo deseaerte hoy y todos los demás días de tu vida que en tu alma siempre esté aninada la alegría del Señor.
    My dear friend, today your publication is simply exquisite. Waste love everywhere: those newborn animals have surpassed me in tenderness … and the same with the legend of the dogwood trees in bloom.
    Day of joy for those of us who have the joy of being believers (it is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit) …
    I only wish you today and all the other days of your life that the joy of the Lord is always in your soul.

    1. Dearest Dolores, thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. Easter serves to remind us of so many things, especially all our many blessings. I hope this finds your shoulder continuing to heal and that your Easter Sunday was a day of joy. Wishing you everything good and wonderful that our Lord has given us to enjoy. Blessings, dear one.

  4. I am so sorry I am late in reading. We have had a very wonderful, but busy day. This is a beautiful post the hope we have in Easter, the resurrection! I hope yours and Mike’s day was perfect in every way. Blessings my friends!

    1. Good morning, Pam. I would imagine with those sweet girls you did have a busy day. Thank you for your kind words regarding the post. The hope Easter gives to us is truly a wonderful gift. Mike and I did have a lovely day. Mike colored eggs and we each hid six and then had to find them. Fun, for old folks.
      Have a lovely week, dear friend.

  5. I took the day off of the computer, so I’m sending happy belated Easter greetings and hoping you both had a lovely day.

    1. Good morning, Jeanie. We did have a lovely day and I hope you and Rick did as well. Spring has arrived in WV and we are enjoying it. Thanks so much for your wishes. Have a wonderful day and week!

  6. I trust you and Michael spent a lovely Easter together. What a lovely post about new life and hope. I do love that photo with the sheep lounging on the stone hedge. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. Brenda xo

    1. Good morning, Brenda. Our Easter Sunday was lovely and I hope yours was also. Spring is alive and well here with the daffodils in full bloom. Wishing you a wonderful week also, my friend.

  7. Belated Easter greetings, Sandra. We can always celebrate the Resurrection and new life. Beautiful photos, especially the first one with the pale drifts of cherry blossoms.

    1. Good morning, Lorrie. Thank you for the Easter greetings and yes we can always celebrate the Resurrection. Have a lovely day and week – hope you are seeing Spring.

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