Thank you Jackie, Peggy, and Mystery Friend for sharing your beautiful egg photos.
Winter egg landscapes and natural chix eggs from Jackie.
Peggy writes, “While on tour with the VT Symphony many summers ago, my host presented these to me as a breakfast option. Quail? (I chose granola…)”
Mystery Friend’s Pavilion Beach – #coronavirusinspired eggs.
Church bells ringing from the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on this beautiful Easter morning. You can very faintly hear Our Lady of Good Voyage from where I was standing (I think it’s Our Lady’s bells). Perhaps I should have tried to record between the two churches. Anyway, a handful of people had gathered outside the UUChurch and it was sweet when everyone clapped at the end. Happy Easter, Happy Passover ❤
I’d like to write Happy Easter and Happy Passover but I think this spring of the coronavirus pandemic is for far too many of us the furthest from happiness that there is. Instead I’d rather think about eggs. Our granddaughter had the best time coloring Easter eggs last weekend (and all the fun made her suddenly love eating hard boiled eggs 🙂 ). It was her little two-year-old self first time and she adored every moment. Imagine children the world over decorating Easter eggs. The egg is a universal symbol of new life, fertility, purity, faith, and hope. We can fight this coronavirus thing with faith and the hope for better days to come (and of course the mandated protocols).
I took some snapshots of eggs from around our home. We don’t have many Easter decorations but the ones we do have I treasure. They include eggs covered in origami paper that we made when the kids were little. A decorated ostrich egg found in a junk store. And a bowl of small speckled stones that I have been collecting from the beach because they remind me of shorebird eggs.
Send us your egg photo tonight and tomorrow and I will post them Easter Sunday night. Any egg photo you like. Thank you. ❤
Photos can be added in the comment section or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ostrich egg vs. chicken egg
Don’t you love the the beautiful ovoid shapes and myriad colors of creature’s eggs?
Love the bits of colorful yarn woven into this Robin’s nest photo taken at Michelle Del Vecchio’s home
Piping Plover Eggs
Susan Dalton shares a vintage postcard image and message from Magnolia that
Dierdre Savage’s message of the bells was shared. Pastor Abram Kielsmeir-Jones confirmed that the Union Congregational Church, Magnolia will particpate in the bell ringing event 10AM Easter Sunday.
Like Dierdre, Susan explains that she’s originally from New York and “wanted to mention that Magnolia’s Union Congregational Church was missing from the group of photos on your GMG Post.” She lives near that “sweet church” which completed a “recent re-shingling project on their vestry.” Thank you, Susan, for this happy update which also gives me a chance to underscore that the first post included some places of worship in Gloucester, not all. Enjoy photographs of a few more below.
Look forward to hearing the ringing of the bells which is an international effort now. “Tuscany and beyond!”
A lovely message and clarion request from Dierdre Savage, a Gloucester resident who grew up in New York City:
“Sitting in my too quiet home in Gloucester at 10AM last Sunday morning I was struck and comforted by the sound of church bells coming from up the street. Sure, there would be no usual gathering, but the bells rang. I felt an eerie sense of calm, as if it was a regular Sunday.
Later the same morning, I live-streamed Mass being held in a small chapel at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC.
The endless sound of sirens coming from outside could not be missed. It was utterly heartbreaking.
Here’s a thought – lets get all the church bells in Gloucester – and beyond – ringing in unison on Easter Sunday morning. If you agree — please share this request far and wide.” – Dierdre Savage, Gloucester, Ma
Please consider asking your churches to participate. People across the country have already responded saying their churches are in on the idea — bells will ring across the country on Easter Sunday at 10AM!
- various places of worship, Gloucester, MA — and City Hall bell tower 🙂 – click individual photos twice to enlarge to full size (or pinch-zoom)
- Manny photographed the bells CLOSE UP at Our Lady here
- Our Lady 1924 photo Fred Bodin here
Gloucester’s best toy store, Toodeloos, 142 Mains Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-2011. Follow them on Toodeloos on facebook.
Sherry’s Corner Cafe
Tired of buying the same old boring Easter chocolate from the supermarket? Maybe this year you don’t want to or can’t make it to the market! Spice up your Easter basket this year with our personalized chocolate eggs made in store by own our Kristen!!
They can be made with either milk or white chocolate and can be personalized with a name.
The best part is everything is edible, including the grass, so Peter Cotton Tail approves!
Each is $14 and we will be taking orders until April 9th, 2020!🐣🐰
Leave a message here, direct message me or come to the cafe’ and see our take-out window to place your order!
I can take Venmo and we can deliver!!
Wishing all our readers a joyous spring holiday, Happy Easter and Happy Pesach
View of the three crosses of Our Lady of Good Voyage and Saint Ann Church from Good Harbor Beach
President Jason Hakes,( center) stands with his Vice Preside dent Mario Feranandes and Bob Whynott.
The DES Portuguese Club prepares this week traditional Portuguese Sweet Bread, to Celebrate Easter.
Saturday afternoon and Haley is working like mad to fill everyone’s Easter basket. She has so much finesse and makes it all look so easy. I’m a messy cook and would after only a few minutes be covered in chocolate. Not such a bad thing, though.
White Chocolate Turtles
Caramel Choclate Nonpareils
Caffe Sicilia is raffling tickets for an enormous Easter egg. The funds raised are going towards autism. Did I mention the egg is DARK chocolate 🙂
Happy, Happy Easter!
I know that I have totally used these photos in another post here on GMG, but they are my all-time favorite Easter photos ever. This kid kills me. Finn turned the lovely and charming Rockport Egg Hunt into some crazy rugby inspired grudge match. When the leader of the egg hunt said, “Ready, set, go” he took off all Ninja Warrior from one end of the field, clear down to the other, and back again. He slowed down long enough to grab just one little egg. I have absolutely no idea what was going through his head, but I laugh and laugh every time I see these pics.
Saturday at Virgilios and the shop is packed!
Virgilios beautiful cookie selection for your Easter table ~ Nanci Lee Virgilio Photo
The Easter Egg Basket Cookies are going fast!
Nanci Lee Virgilio Photo
I love stopping and shopping at Alexandra’s Bread because of these two! As everyone in the community knows, their bread, scones, and cookies are beyond delicious, but it is Jon and Alexandra’s friendly smiles and congenial chatting that always make the trip a joy.
Happy Easter! Happy Spring!
Charming kitchen towels
I have a thing for aprons, and Alexandra has the best!
Oil cloth apron
We’re so fortunate in Gloucester to have not one, but two, F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S chocolatiers. Yesterday I visited Haley Baker at Turtle Alley where they are in full Easter mode. Tomorrow, I’ll be at Nichols Candy House. Shop local for your Easter baskets!