Monday, April 24, 2017

Term begins

Monday 24th April 2017
The promised photographs of the "Palm Sunday" procession following the donkey to "Jerusalem" (St Cuthbert's Church)


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tiny tragedies

Saturday 22nd April 2017
This is the track of the tiny tragedies, where the drying wind has reduced the large puddles to silt and the last tadpoles left alive remain wriggling in the mud...
but a little further on, the lambs benefit from dry weather in their first weeks since birth.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The days are drawing out

Friday 21st April 2017
Eight o'clock on Friday evening after bringing the horse in for the night and before ringing the funeral director

Our first crop of the year

Thursday 20th April 2017
     The second picking of rhubarb  --  to simmer with brown sugar?   ginger?   orange juice?  
     Off to make some more visits in the parishes before deciding

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Day

Sunday 16th April 2017
Celebrating new life, a fresh start and the hope that comes from the Easter message of Christ's resurrection


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

Saturday 15th April 2017

On the way to church to make the Easter Garden
Starting with protective covering for the floor and rocks to build the cave which will make a tomb for Jesus...
adding some moss and beginning to place plants in the garden
A cross made for the hill of the Crucifixion
"Messy Church" lives up to its name

Illustrating the journey from the dead earth at the foot of the Cross where Jesus died on Good Friday to the new life and hope of the Resurrection where his disciples met the Risen Christ on the first Easter Day
[See the completed Easter Garden tomorrow!]

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Friday 14th April 2017

No decorations in church on the most solemn day of the Christian year when we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus
"Peaceful, calm, dignity" was one of the comments in the visitors' book today