I love gardens
So it is with great joy
that once again we hosted
The 1st Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.
My friend Kay is my partner for this.
She gives her considerable talent, creativity, energy and education
To the children of our church each week.
She does the lion share of the work for this event
Along with other talented friends.
Four generations of friends, neighbors and church members gather for the fun.
When you think of it, what better place for an Easter event
Than in a garden.
But you may recall I was concerned that because Easter is so early this year
That my garden wouldn’t “look good”.
The grass was not picture perfect green.
Actually it’s mostly brown and still crispy.
Just a few things are blooming
Forsythia, hellebore, pansies and violas
And plants are just emerging from their winter’s sleep.
When will I ever learn that I am not in charge here!
God has it covered…every time.
She had many activities and stories.
All of which told the story of Easter
Resurrection and new birth
From the live grass for the Easter baskets
Planted a month ago during Sunday School
To the annual Lady Bug release
(Aphids don’t stand a chance in this garden)
To enacting butterflies emerging from their cocoon
(A card table covered with a brown cloth)
Learning about and experiencing nature
Is there a better way to spend a glorious spring Saturday
Than to create memories for children and adults
To experience nature
What a gift.