The tradition of hanging Easter Eggs from a branch or a wreath is the seasonal equivalent of the Advent Wreath during the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve.
The Easter Egg and spring itself are both symbolic of new life in the physical world, both representing the spiritual concept of “new life” that is the focus of Easter Sunday.
In this case the Easter wreath is the decorator’s version of the child’s Easter basket; and as in all things – meaning is derived from the thoughts that are applied to the subject at hand.
The antique rocking horse from Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a “pint sized” rider to put it through its paces.
In this cropped photo I can tell that David is emerging as his own person with thoughts of his own deep within him – as with all young men on their way to ultimate independence.
Yet in this cropped photo David still has one foot firmly planted in his childhood – and just isn’t ready to leave it all behind.
This simple hanging fern, cropped from a larger photo, just looked fresh and inviting with the bright light from the garden shining in behind it.
This kitchen window counter-top is a picture perfect example of springtime, with flowers both inside and out – stretching towards the sunshine with all their effort.
A traditional Eifel pottery vase and a small bouquet of fresh cut flowers makes for a nice composition in front of the kitchen window.
David’s all ready for bed but has no intention of going there soon – running on the last “fuel reserves” of the day – while I have the “sleepy look” of being more than ready to call it a day.
David has that look that tells me the funny thing that he’s thinking about is about to be said – he has an exceptional talent for humor that he shares with his mom.
As inquisitive and “sneaky” as he is humorous, this look of David’s means he’s hatching a scheme of some sort that will be played out very soon – like raiding the cookie jar for another snack before bed.
A confident bicyclist in his own right, David poses in this picture as if he’s ready to compete in the Olympic Games – and now 18 years later he competes in triathlons and mountain bike races through the vast wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains.
Yet in this picture David is just a kid on his cousin’s bicycle while on vacation in Bruch – his course and interests were set from his earliest years.
Posing with his cousin’s bike in Bruch, Germany, while on vacation; David puts on an air of cool detachment…sure of himself to the point of not needing any further guidance from anyone else – including me.