When you live in the north and the colors you see for several months of the year are white, gray and dark branches against an often gray-white sky, there is nothing more pleasing to me than to welcome the colors of spring, whether they are in festive decor or outdoors! (Not that the house wasn't colorful enough with all those bunnies!)
So when I saw this post, I became inspired to paint my own eggs! (I wish I could remember which of my regular bloggers leaked to this post. Apologies -- if it was you, tell me and I'll link in!)
There really are no rules. I got the eggs a few years ago at Michael's. You want a smooth egg, not the shiny plastic ones that come apart to stuff for kids. If you get those, you'll need a coat of paint over them and who needs to spend the extra time? Then, using watercolor (which dries quickly) or the paints of your choice, even markers, just free form your favorite blooms or patterns!
Easy peasy and pretty, too. (You could also add a hanger for an egg tree!)
There are more colors than those on the eggs. My first trip to the nursery brought me face to face with these pansies that I couldn't leave behind!
And these, too!
Tulips have been a frequent companion as well.
Of course, the floral color isn't limited to "store-bought." My dwarf iris were the first to come up this spring!
Those were followed by crocus popping up in the most unexpected spots.
And then there were the mini-daffs!
Every year after buying bulb gardens, I plant them in the garden in the fall and they bring about such joy when they bloom!
All that bright, cheery yellow! What's not to love?
Even the birds were showing their colors!
But the best part about this spring is that I'm collecting long overdue hugs!
The visit of friends was short -- but since we were all vaccinated, we could be together mask-free!
So, find our favorite bloom, your favorite flowering tree, your happiest Easter bunny or brightest smile!