Yesterday, we celebrated Easter Sunday,
and hosted a picnic lunch, indoors!
Although the weather was perfect for this Canadian
expat, my husband's clan, all born and bred Cretans,
decided it was still too cool to dine al fresco.
Nevertheless, the sun showed up, brilliantly brightening the
breakfast nook, to cast a sweet light on lemony cookies,
tasty pastries and traditional, red Easter eggs.
In the dining room, Ms. Betty, our beautiful bunny,
overlooked all the busyness. Behind her, a famous bunch
of boating buddies, indulge in their own lovely luncheon.
Taking a little rest, before my guests arrived, I checked
off the last of my chores, just as the doorbell rang!
Soon, we were all outside, under the warm, Cretan sun,
and amid leafy vineyards and thick olive groves, we
tended to the fire, as we joyfully toasted,
''Χριστός Aνέστη! - Christos Anesti! - Christ is Risen!''
Before long, our indoor picnic lunch was served, and
just in time, too, as the spring breeze caught wind of
our festivities, and picked up speed, eager to catch
a whiff of the delicious aromas floating in the air!
It was a glorious day of good food, leisurely strolls
in the flowery meadows, and family fun. But most
importantly, it was a gathering to celebrate
and honour the Resurrection of God's Son.
Thanks for visiting!