A sure sign that it's Easter Weekend! :)
The neat tin tray that Pam and Bruce gave us a couple of years ago has become the Easter floral tradition for inside and outside the chapel. The flats of flowers fit just right into the rim of the delightfully decorative tray so it's just a matter of assembly and display! Sadly, yours truly bought 3 flats of flowers/plants that don't have individual seedling pots, so they'll have to be used elsewhere in the Easter Sunday display at the chapel during dinner. What a terrible problem to have.......too many flowers at Easter (!?) These begonias seem to be happy all nestled in their Easter tray, and the iris, zinnas, coleus and dianthus are all waiting in the wings for their debut tomorrow.
Abby & Dustin's wedding day is here! We're so excited and it's been a year in the planning. Everything is all set, and we will soon have the arrival of flowers, cake, catering, etc. that will make it all come together. The weather couldn't be more perfect for such a special bride and groom. ...Yesterday's Good Friday service was perfect, with the outdoor Stations of the Cross finishing just in time as darkness approached. The reading just at dusk was about how Jesus' body was being quickly wrapped for burial in the tomb, as the Sabbath was approaching. We felt the same way as darkness started to encroach the churchyard where the stations were posted. Many thanks to the visionary Tyler Fletcher for his creativity, generosity and sense of style that have made St. Joseph's Chapel into what it is today...truly spiritual and truly beautiful in every way.
The long days in the desert are over... He has been crucified and laid in the tomb. TOMORROW, however....is the ultimate on the comeback trail! Praise be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and peace to his people on earth. Thank you, God, for our very souls. A blessed Easter to one and all!