|Before the book club meeting, I have a little time to have some fun with photography. I take a picture of the bear with some vintage books. I take it in black and white to make it look like an old picture.
|Bear with old school books.
|On Tuesday, I went to lunch at Four Points (Sheraton) with the Zumba class. Four Points is close to the Grand Island bridges in Niagara Falls. Here is a view of the bridges from Niagara Falls.
|The meal was delicious. I had a panini with three cheeses, tomatoes, and pesto, as well as a Caesar salad. The server, Brandon, was very kind and very attentive.
|This is the deck at Four Points.
|It was Sue’s birthday. Here is her lovely (and delicious) cake.
|Here is a close-up view of the Niagara River.
|Here is Sue, getting ready to make a birthday wish.
|I come home and see that the crocuses are getting ready to open.
|Just a few hours later, the crocuses are open.
|This is a project that I’ve been working on for a while. I made a bunch of squares for an afghan. This is one.
|I border each square with white yarn.
|I crochet the squares together. I like the seam on top to separate the squares.
|I am doing an online art class, so I drew this in my sketchbook.
|Adding the color.
|Back to the afghan. I have five sets of four-square groups in different color combinations. Except for the white yarn, all of the yarn is scrap yarn that people gave me after they completed their projects. I love leftover yarn!
|Here is the set of four squares, which I have crocheted together and then bordered with white and blue.
|On Thursday, I was at the library. Here is a display of Girl Scout memorabilia from the 1940s and 1950s.
|Having fun making patterns with cheese.
|On Thursday, I did laundry. I took pictures of the process of folding fitted sheets.
|From a wadded-up mess to folded sheets, the process is less complicated than it looks.
|That is the joy and the hope of spring. Life is coming back into a dormant world. The early plants grow through the snow. They survive the cold and the wind and the snow.
|Here are some plants at St. Martin’s, almost ready to bloom.
|At Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, clergy from four Island churches get ready to hold an ecumenical Good Friday service.
|Here is the group of clergypeople.
|I arrived at St. Stephen’s early so I had some time with my sketchbook before the service began.
|By Saturday, my focus had shifted, from the spiritual to the culinary. I made applesauce, using four types of apples: Lady Alice, Ruby Frost, Empire, and Granny Smith.
|I collected some strawberries and used them to make a smoothie.
|The church is decorated for the celebration.
|People of all ages celebrate Easter, the day that Jesus rose from the dead.
|Easter brought joy to Allison, whose boyfriend Dave asked her to marry him during a picture-taking session after the church service.
|The church is filled with brightly colored flowers.
|… and white Easter lilies.
|I walk home on the bike path. It was a warm, sunny day, which was quite delightful.
|Seen at Buckhorn Island State Park.
|It will get cold again. These crocuses are resilient. They will survive cold air and snow.
|This looks like a new lake.
|A bee is attracted to this crocus.
Next week: The adventure continues.