Sunday, April 12, 2009

new york resurrection

I love it when Easter seems to be timed with the arrival of spring. This year, we in New York have enjoyed just that. The plants are coming out of dormancy and there's vibrant color everywhere. And a lot of this seems to be happening overnight. Sound familiar?

We've had a really nice day so far. We woke up early to make a German apple pancake (highly recommended...and not very difficult!) so we could eat it while we watched Sunday Morning. Then we headed off to church. Here's what greeted us when we stepped outside:

Our church is actually going through a bit of a resurrection itself. At some point in the last century, someone thought it would be a good idea to paint over all the gorgeous murals and mosaics in the chancel. They're finally being restored, and the team is making tremendous progress. It's fun to note the changes each time we go.

Following worship, we walked home because the weather is so gorgeous (albeit a little chilly when the wind whips up). I snapped a few more shots for you. Don't worry...if you haven't seen evidence of it yet, spring really is coming!

(Thank you, Ian, for giving up 68 seconds of your life for this. xo)

Now I'm off to make Easter dinner: spicy roast pork loin with apricot chutney, garlicky haricots verts, and golden onion strata with gruyère and prosciutto. Will report in a comment. In the meantime, happy Easter, Passover, or just plain spring!


ellie said...

Everything turned out fabulously. So good, in fact, that we'll copy them down onto recipe cards for future use. Here are the recipes for Pork Tenderloin with Dried Apricot and Onion Marmalade: and Golden Onion Strata with Gruyère and Prosciutto: Enjoy!

kzcliffe said...

And we thought we had a wonderful taste of spring on Palm Sunday weekend!! What a difference a week makes... It's a joy to see your pictures of all the buds and blooms - we are finally seeing signs of hope here in Wisconsin, in spite of the traces of snow on the ground this morning.
The recipes sound fabulous - we did some pretty good eating, too - You'll have to ask Colleen and Andy for their secrets for cooking lamb.
Easter Blessings and love.