Happy Easter! Did you know that the date for Easter is based on a moon phase? It’s the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the March equinox. I didn’t get up to see the lunar eclipse, but the next night I happened to see the full moon while at the Missouri Botanical Garden and to take a couple of good photos.
Time: // 8:43 am.
The scene: // Spring sprang here, finally! We’ve got another sunny, warm day to celebrate.
Listening to: // Goofing off with an Easter playlist on Spotify.
Reading: // I’m back to the never-ending book, Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. Can’t stop now, Isaac Newton is about to explain how the universe works.
Watching: // I saw Frozen last night (which would be why Let it Go is on my Easter playlist) and really liked it. Visually, it’s just stunning. Frozen reminded me of the classic Sleeping Beauty in that way — I once watched Sleeping Beauty with the sound turned off just to appreciate the artwork of it. Disney put the Let it Go scene on You Tube so you can get a sample.
We also saw Philomena this week. That reminded me of a film we watched while we were preparing for our trip to Ireland. If you want an even darker look at the convents that took in unwed mothers and other troublesome women to use as forced labor, watch The Magdalene Sisters.
Blogging about: // A cooking class where I learned to make traditional British dishes with funny-sounding names: Toad in the Hole, Bubble and Squeak, and Spotted Dick.
The teacher for the British cooking classes also sells scones at the Farmers Markets — I bought scones and clotted cream yesterday for our Easter Sunday breakfast!
Participating in// Dewey’s Read-a-Thon! It’s on Saturday. I’ll likely get a late start because I’ll be at a wedding the night before.
We had another good week of posts on British Isles Friday — photos, history, book reviews.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?