Friday, 29 March 2013

Loving Easter Greetings.....


...with

Albrecht Dürer's
Young Hare

  "Junger Feldhase"  (1502)

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Tizian's

  Madonna and child with St. Catherine and a Rabbit 
(1530, Louvre Paris)

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The Holy Family with Three Hares

Albrecht Dürer, 1496

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...with 

 
 fresh Easter farm eggs....

and....

"Osterglocken"  
- yes "Easter bells", that's what we also call Daffodils in Germany -

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See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows. 




 Earth with heaven above rejoices;
Fields and gardens hail the spring;
Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,
While the wild birds build and sing. 





You, to whom your Maker granted
Powers to those sweet birds unknown,
Use the craft by God implanted;
Use the reason not your own.
Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,
Each his Easter tribute bring-
Work of fingers, chant of voices,
Like the birds who build and sing. 

 by Charles Kingsley


FROHE  OSTERN!




HAPPY  EASTER !




JOYEUSES  PAQUES !



The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.
Easter by Joyce Kilmer



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15 comments:

  1. Liebe Karin,
    ich komme gerade aus dem winterlichen Berlin.
    Der Frühling findet momentan nur inside statt!

    Verpackt wie die Weihnachtsmänner strolchten wir durch die Straßen.

    Deine Bildauswahl läßt den Frühling erahnen.

    Frohe Ostern!
    ♥ Franka

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  2. Un post extraordinaire qui sent le printemps peu avant les Pacques Catholiques.Cela doit etre vraiment joli a la Pouyette en ce moment.Je souhaite moi aussi de tout coeur que vous passiez des moments heureux et reposants avec votre famille.
    Meilleurs voeux!
    Olympia

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  3. What a beautiful post. I adore that first card...it is precious...

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  4. Hi, Karin - Osterglocken - Easter bells! Didn't know that.....love it :) It finally feels like spring here in DC. Just perfect for Easter weekend. Take care, and happy Easter ~ Loi

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  5. Beautiful spring images, Karin! Our warmest wishes to you, Ron and Oskar for a very happy Easter!
    xxxx

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  6. What beautiful photos-I have a framed print of the first photo + I just love him/her(it looks like a him for some reason)Have a wonderful Easter. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  7. Dear Karin, always lovely, thoughtful images and sentiments from you, wishing you a very Happy Easter and promise of Spring! N.xo

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  8. What lovely pics!!! Happy Easter to you and yours. :)

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  9. Dear Karin, Thank you for these beautiful Easter images. I love them all aber wo ist Oskar? Gene and I send you and Ron happy Easter greetings. ox, Gina

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  10. Things are quickly springing back to life around you Karin and it's beautiful. I wish you, Mr.B and Oskar a Happy Easter!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  11. Belated Happy Easter to you, Karin. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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  12. What delightful Easter greetings!
    Usually there are "funny" bunnies cavorting at Easter. But these hares have so much dignity!
    The poetry is all new to me, and goes perfectly with its matching photos.
    Of them all, though, the photo with the eggs and the "halo" on the fence is an artwork in its own right.
    Too late for Easter wishes, perhaps --- but still in time to wish you all the fresh happiness of eternally recurring springtide. With loving wishes--- Judith

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  13. Beautiful photos and warm Easter greetings. So love it.
    Happy Easter to you as well.

    Love xxx
    Rasmi

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  14. And my best wishes to you too for this coming Easter 2014, Wishing you and everyone to have a blessed one. Happy Easter!

    - Prasad

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