Let The Egg Coloring Begin (Page Two)
Nick studies this one carefully
Did You Know? - Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian traditions. The practice of decorating eggshell is ancient. Ostrich eggs with engraved decoration that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.
Now following the instructions
Orange eggs? Lisa wants to try something new with the scarf...
"It's easy... I think!"
Quotation To Remember: Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe
Paul gets the information from the phone
24 K Eggs???? We wondered if it would work?
Do You Remember? - An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes, are hidden for children to find, both indoors and outdoors.
When the hunt is over, prizes may be given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg.
This is the one
Pete takes a deliberate approach to tie-dyeing!
Did You Know? - You'll never guess the secret ingredient in this easy egg-dyeing method -- it's food coloring! To give your eggs a fun color and texture, get a paper towel slightly moist with vinegar, then wrap it around an egg, making sure it's not layered too thick. Gently press food coloring tubes onto the paper towel, using no more than three colors at a time. Let the covered egg sit for a few minutes, then remove the paper towel to reveal your cool creation.
Oh dear... What is she up to??
Nick tries the 24K gold kit
Everybody is busy
Quotation To Remember: I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs. ~Caroline Rhea
Sue and Robin investigate Aunt Kaye's book....
Science in action
Flower approves of all the activities
"Thanks Aunt Kaye... Great memories!"
You cannot hide
- All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! - Lucy Van Pelt
- A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn. - Hugh Mackay
- There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE. - Linda Grayson
- Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. - Clarence W. Hall
- My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper. - Amy Sedaris
- I'm a little hoarse tonight. I've been living in Chicago for the past two months, and you know how it is, yelling for help on the way home every night. Things are so tough in Chicago that at Easter time, for bunnies the little kids use porcupines. - Fred Allen
- Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate! - Elaine Sherman
- Forget love; I’d rather fall in chocolate. - Anonymous
- In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. - Irving Berlin
- Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas. - Jack Handy
- Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics. - Marvin Olasky
- Easter is not a passport to another world; it is a quality of perception for this one. - W.P. Lemon
The pictures from Cousin Kat's home... It 63 years old!
"OMG... I drank the vinegar by accident"
Did You Know? - Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid (CH3CO2H) and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.
Robin knew most everyone.... Great to have a daughter that carfes!
Take a bath
Did You Know? - Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide. In Christianity, they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. Tthough an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.
These guys are about to be decorated
"Yours is Ok but mine is spectacular"
"OK... I am going to get serious about this now"
It's getting "golder" all the time
Nick is stirring up trouble
"Ah ha... I made a selection"
Pete is an artist!
Paul wants to get an "Egg-Bot" next year.....
Or a simplier way to go
Cups all opver the place
Hard to do when you are color blind
Did You Know? - Color blindness or color vision deficiency is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant percentage of the population. There is no actual blindness but there is a deficiency of color vision. The most usual cause is a fault in the development of one or more sets of retinal cones that perceive color in light and transmit that information to the optic nerve.
How does Robin do it... Color eggs and keep her hands and nails from turing colors????
Time to visit... Great to have family and TRADITIONS
"Decisions decisions... What do I do now??"
Pet starts his second eggs with precise measurements
Bob attempts something new....
These eggs will be too beautiful to eat
We invited Lorraine to join us! No one should be alone when there are eggs to color!
Excellent... This is her first time at coloring eggs
Pete even added glitter to the top of his eggs
Did You Know? - Glitter describes an assortment of very small, flat, and reflective particles. When these particles are applied to surfaces, they each reflect light in different angles causing the surface to sparkle or glitter. Glitter is similar to, but smaller than confetti or sequins.
Glitter has been produced and used decoratively since prehistoric times from many different materials including mica, insects, glass, and now plastic.
Mad scientist at work
Decals and glitter give the eggs personality
Did You Know? - A decal (pron.: /ˈdiːkæl/, /dɨˈkæl/, or /ˈdɛkəl/) or transfer is a plastic, cloth, paper or ceramic substrate that has printed on it a pattern or image that can be moved to another surface upon contact, usually with the aid of heat or water. The word is short for decalcomania, which is the English version of the French word décalcomanie.
The technique was invented by Simon François Ravenet, an engraver from France who later moved to England and perfected the process he called "decalquer" (which means to copy by tracing); it became widespread during the decal craze of the late 19th century.
Lorraine studies the other techniques
A happy face with sequens
Sue does a walk-around and pre-judging
"Hey... Even my little towel is pretty!"
The egg cartons are beginning to fill up
Lisa is the glitter girl...
Those three eggs were a lot of work... Time to rest
The ladies observe the results of the coloring activities
"Go out and pick me something to eat!"
We Toured The Front Yard To Stretch Our Feet
The tree is loaded.... Time to do some squeezing
Did You Know? - Kumquats or cumquats are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, either forming the genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus sensu lato. The edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange (Citrus sinensis), but it is much smaller and ovular, being approximately the size and shape of an olive. The English name "kumquat" derives from the Cantonese pronunciation gam1 gwat1 (given in Jyutping romanization).
They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs or short trees, from 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers white, similar to other citrus flowers, borne singly or clustered in the leaf-axils. Depending on size, the kumquat tree can produce hundreds or even thousands of fruits each year
Avacados to grapes in our front yard
Peaches for sure
We got the ladies busy
Kumquat jam is soon to occur
"Hey... It's like the Farmers Market only fresher!!"
Come on avacado!
Back Inside It Is Cleanup And Wine Time
Lorraine takes were artwork home
"I smell wine somewhere"
Time to continue our visiting
The boys rest
"It was a good day!"
Yes... we were both here
Pete explains his secret and patented process....
"Yes, I can balance an egg on gthe top of my head"
Bob is being watched by the Chihuahua on the wall
Lisa explains her new coloring process....
"What... They are going home?? So early??"
To the car Jeeves
Munchies for the trip home