Just popping in with Easter greetings for you all. Here at Flutterby Patch in England's north-west corner the sun is shining but the wind is still bitter and our garden birds have very ruffled feathers as they go about their nest building business.
They look so chilly we've been tempted to knit them little coats. Don't you just love this picture of a cutie knitting coats for the birds who are all waiting patiently for the little garments to be completed. I'm not sure the clothes on the line are bird-shaped!
The pictures are from a 1985 calendar which of course was much too cute to throw away when the year ended. I've tried to find out the name of the artist but the only clue I have is the name 'Nina' marked in the corner of some scenes. If you think you know the creator of these sweet pictures I'd love to hear from you.
Here is the page for April showing two little children painting eggs for Easter. They've gone into the barn and taken mother hen's eggs for their paint dipping experiment. A little bluebird is acting as their assistant. Mother hen looks on as her white eggs emerge from the paint pot a lovely shade of red.
Wherever you are in the world, north, south, east or west
I wish you a very Happy Easter.