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Easter Colors

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Spring is a colorful season with bright colors on flowers and flowering trees. In the middle of spring is Easter with its own colors that adorn Easter eggs and Easter basket candy.

For Easter Sunday 2017, I decided to photograph some of the flowers in our yard. The top photograph is a lone hyacinth that has been blooming for several days.

I am using it as a stand in for an Easter lily. In my younger years, we would drive to St. Louis to spend Easter at the home of my grandparents.

Before leaving we would stop at the store to buy a lily to take to grandma. Those trips ended years ago and my grandmother is long since deceased. But whenever Easter rolls around I still think about lilies.

By using my imagination a little, I can see the flowers of this hyacinth resembling those Easter lilies we used to take to my grandmother.

In the middle is a grape hyacinth. I’m told the name comes from the fact that the flowers resemble grapes. Maybe so, but I like the color purple.

Again, going back to my childhood days, my Easter basket often had jelly beans and my favorites were the purple ones.

Finally, what is spring without tulips? The color yellow is used for a type of candy called Peeps. I’m not really fond of them, but they are a part of Easter for some people.

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