I'm being driven insane by my computer right now, which won't allow me to upload any more photos to this post. This computer is in fact not the computer I usually use; that computer is now in the computer graveyard where it will take millions of years to decompose and continue to off-gas until hundreds of generations of my ancestors have walked this earth.
I finally had one too many problems with that laptop, a Dell, if you must know, and I ultimately had the hard drive taken out and put into a case to work as an external hard drive. I've had this old desktop sitting around since we moved here but could never figure out how to get it to hook up to the wireless connection. After almost bursting into tears from frustration a few nights ago, I managed to solve the problem, and now, I'm back! Rather than attempt a thorough, well-thought out post, I'm just going to empty my camera onto the screen with a little bit of captioning.
Sunday was our third annual backyard Easter egg hunt with our good friends:
I love watching kids hunt for eggs. All four of them walked by this one at least four times each, and I couldn't help laughing:
Here are this year's eggs. All of them, except for the two "cheating" ones with tissue paper dye, were colored with homemade plant dyes. We've had mixed results over the years, with this year's eggs being the least striking in color. We tried to go with just the primary colors this year--purple cabbage for the blue, turmeric for the yellow, and raspberries for the red. The red, as happens every year, was more of a brown. Apparently what we need to make a true red is something called madder root, a plant I know nothing about but have 51 weeks to find before next Easter.
This, my friends, is brilliant, to my mama eyes at least. The chicks and their friends made a fire with sticks and chalk to cook their pretend Easter dinner. I love it.
Expect me back in a few minutes with more, assuming this computer will cooperate.