Monday, 16 April 2012

Easter Eve Saturday

On the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the church was busy with folk bearing armfuls of foliage and flowers to decorate the church for the following day.

Despite what looked like a florists wholesale market, one member of the vestry was seen, loppers in hand heading off across the burying ground for 'just a bit more green stuff' to be added to the camellias, the rhodos, early cherry blossom, daffydills, tulips and the brazen orange of something relocated from the rectory garden, the name of which I forget. It is all so different from the luxury of the dark green and copious boughs that decked the walls at Christmas. It was and is all very pretty and very satisfying, a fitting tribute to the new beginnings in the resurrection of our Lord and the first days of spring.

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