Sunday, April 24, 2011



For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born. 

Alice Freeman Palmer


Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. 

S.D. Gordon


Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.

Albert Laighton


Easter Bells

Edna Dean Proctor

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!



 Joyce Kilmer

The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.


Easter Morning

Edna Dean Proctor

The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel's wings
If one should earthward fare.


Earth with heaven above rejoices...

 Charles Kingsley

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stuff a Doll - Watch a Movie

Little Gal likes to dance around with her dolls. Some time ago, a seller on Ebay put up for sell a pattern for a "dance with me" type doll. I won the auction and put the pattern away to be used when the right time came. The right time has come.

Today, I'm stuffing a "Dance With Me Doll", that's as tall as I am, and watching a movie. The movie is from 1949, a film noir. I love the forties movies and film noir. This one is "D.O.A" - about a man searching for who killed him. No, he's not a ghost! It's in the Public Domain and you can watch it here:

Little Gal will get her doll for Easter, and I will enjoy some movies from a time when movies were still good.

To catch up:
The Eaglet in Shepherdstown didn't survive, but there has been some new activity at the nest in the past few days. Maybe there will be a new family on the nest in the near future.