Its our first Easter as residents, rather than guests, of the DC area. Like every year there will be hyacinth on the dining room table and the garlic in the fresh Polish sausage will overwhelm more delicate aromas coming from my kitchen. Some things will be the same as they have been for generations.
There will be differences too. We’re going to miss our Richmond traditions this year. Egg hunts in historic Church Hill were nothing short of magical. I came close to buying a hat for Monument Ave’s Easter Parade last year and then thought better of it, knowing that I was likely to encounter fewer Southern-belle-hat-wearing-opportunities where we were headed. Yup, I’m going to miss seersucker… or am I?
But what is spring, symbolically speaking, if not the opportunity to start something brand new? Is there Easter magic in your backyard or neighborhood waiting to be captured? A special spring tradition in your family that should be recorded and remembered? Rope me in….
Even if all this Easter stuff isn’t really your thing, the cherry blossoms are right behind the bunny with a peak expected between April 11-14th. Ready for spring in DC? If so, give me a holler, I’m game. As for the pics below, just some food for thought from our Easter archive: