1. I love Holy Week and Easter. Our church choir sings at many services including the Maundy Thursday service, candlelight Easter Vigil, and multiple Easter Sunday services. I love being able to sing in multiple services, that way we get to sing all my favorite music more than once. This year we had a saxophone quartet accompany the organ and it was fun to have some extra big sound for all the joyful hymns and anthems. Maundy Thursday is always a very moving solemn service for us, and I was able to snap this picture just before the service started. Unfortunately it was about 35 degrees on Easter, so I was prevented from planting my flower beds in the afternoon.
2. However, things are blooming! Spring is coming regardless. It's supposed to freeze again tonight, but hopefully not hard, because all my trees are blooming. I adore adore adore blooming trees (!!) The crabapple is covered with beautiful white flowers, the redbud with gorgeous fuchsia flowers, and the apple trees are starting to bud out in pale pink/white. I got fungicide for them, last year the apples had a really wretched rust fungus and it was awful. Sadly it was cloudy the day I took the pictures, but it's so nice to have things blooming.
3. I like bookplates! I recently went to an exhibit of medical bookplates, and used it as a reason to round up some of my favorites. I blogged about it here, so you can go check it out. These are two of my favorites, one from the exhibition and one from my library.
4. I like my pups! Of course that's not news, but I snapped this picture last night and I couldn't help sharing it. Bentley looks so reproachful, very disappointed that I put stuff in his chair, yet undeterred from cramming himself up there.
Thanks to LeeAnna for linking us up!