Gene, Patti, Eloise plus a friend and her two children came to the house for our traditional Easter egg dying weekend. This year all of the eggs were naturally dyed. We used onion skins, turmeric, small leaves from the yard wrapped against the eggs and tied in with panty hose, silk ties also wrapped in panty hose...and left all night in the boiled liquids to which we had added white vinegar. They are so beautiful. The one in the front to the right was scraped with little stones from the creek in front of the house. NO food coloring or commercial dyes were used.
Eloise spotted the egg in the middle of the creek.
You've gotta love the goulashes.
Yeah!!!! She got it!
We all went up to Crabtree Falls. Here are just a few of the photos from the hike. I will post more tomorrow. I am so tired tonight, this is the best I can do. I made it .07 mile of 1.7 miles. That was better than two years ago when I only made .04 mile. Today is was wet, muddy, and very, very slippery. My balance was terrible and my stick acting up. Bud would have to hold my pack as we were going down so I would not slip and fall. Gene and Eloise make it to the top. Mom had to go on back to Richmond so she was not on the hike.
You can see from Bud's picture that I was looking where I was stepping trying to remember to put down my heel first.
This was my first hike with my new child's pack. It was so light and did a fine job for me.
Today I took my rest on a stump and not lying down.
These signs were everywhere, and I did not even get near them.
This is one of the few shots I got of the falls.
This is the pipe I walked into because I was looking at the slippery ground and not ahead. I really slammed my cheekbone.
Here is one other shot I got of the falls. Tomorrow I will get
Bud's pictures from his iPhone and post them. The falls are very high and were carrying lots of water today.