You know, I realize in my head that as it is becoming spring here in the north, that it is becoming fall in the south. I just never think of it in terms of holidays like Easter. It must be strange to celebrate a holiday that is all about rebirth and new life in the fall. Here, it seems to be a natural thing, chicks and lambs and bunnies and flowers blooming. After all those years of going back to school, I sometimes associate fall with new beginnings, just different ones.


And in my mind the words January and February scream Winter!Cold!Ice!. And July and August are definitely connected to Hot!Sweaty!Humid!. It's just an odd thought for a Monday morning where the temp is 38 degrees F (3 degrees C) and is expected to rise to 58 F (14C) by the end of the day. It's hard to know how to dress. I really could have used some gloves this morning but it felt silly since it's April.


I had an Australian co-worker for a few years. He was always amused that we didn't have Easter Monday as a holiday like any other normal (read Australian) country . He also introduced me to a dish called rumblety thumps which I loved and "bob's your uncle" which my family adopted and now uses.
Here's the finished and dressed angel food cake with chocolate covered strawberries. It was delicious. The cake is nice and high since I used a mix. The mix isn't as tender as a cake made from scratch but some whipped cream and strawberries and chocolate and no one complained.
We had the quiet day I imagined. Kate and I listened to Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, a tradition. The interesting thing is the contrast between the two messages and the style in which they are delivered. Godspell showcases Jesus as vulnerable and Superstar shows him as almost arrogant. Very different and they always lead to interesting discussions.
We knitted and I finished one side of the edging for the Wildflowers Shawl. It's sitting on waste yarn as I work the other side and then they get grafted together. There's quite a gap. I'm working on a way to graft them together with a piece in between to fill in the gap. I think I can knit a square and graft it into place.
The tree outside my office window is in bloom. It's an ornamental pear and it's reflecting the early morning sunshine. It's lovely. The flowers probably won't last beyond tomorrow as we're expecting rain for the next few days and these flowers are fleeting. All the more reason to stare out the window at them.....

Comments

Rose Red said…
It has never struck me as strange to have easter in autumn, because it's always been that way!! But I'm not religious and nor do I particularly get into the whole chicks and bunnies thing (but do have chocolate!!) so for me easter isn't really about renewal or rebirth, it's just a really long weekend.

Also, I have never heard of rumblety thumps! I wonder what it is!!

Whenever anyone would say "Bob's your uncle" to us, we'd have to say "no, he's my father!" (because that's my dad's name!)

Interesting your weather in Spring - colder than our weather in Autumn!! Top temp today of 23C!
Roxie said…
Ah, welcome back to unreality. Another day at work, tra la!

Isn't it a treat to have friends in other lattitudes? It keeps my perspectives on their toes.
Geek Knitter said…
Food cake more than just about anything...
Bells said…
i had to look up Rumblety thumps because I've never heard of it either and it seems it's a traditional scottish dish - something which made sense when I saw the ingredients! Was your friend of Scottish extraction?
Bezzie said…
Ha ha, I'm with Rose Red...Bob was my cousin's uncle...and my dad! That cake looks amazing!
Sheepish Annie said…
I guess it's all relative. I can't imagine Christmas in summer and Easter in Autumn seems so very odd to me. But it's all about what you know, isn't it?

I'll take Cadbury eggs any time of the year and in any season!

Happy Easter!
Olivia said…
Yes, to me Easter is a looooong weekend spending lots of time with family. Sometimes a trip to the coast and a last brave swim before it's really too cold (not for me these days!). It used to be religious for me but not any more. I don't miss those obligations.
Galad said…
I guess it does just depend on what you grew up with. Easter in autumn would feel very strange to me.

The cake looks awesome. We skipped formal desert and finished off with Easter chocolate. Yum.

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