Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday in My City- Happy Easter






Happy Easter! 
I hope every one is having a wonderful day of celebration. 
Last night many of my German neighbors celebrated Easter Saturday with a traditional Easter bonfire. My husband and I rode back from the grocery store our street was filled with smoke, my first thought was someone's house was on fire and I hope it isn't ours. The air was thick with smoke and smells of fires. Traditionally they have the fires to welcome Spring and sun, often using the wood from their Christmas tree. It is said the bigger the flame reaches the more fruitful the fields will be and the healthier the family will be. But really in todays time it's just an excuse to gather with friends and enjoy some good beer. This morning the air was still thick with the smell of smoke, I think everyone in my neighbor is celebrating the end to a long winter. 
Our neighbors invited us to there bonfire but we just returned yesterday from Spring break and we are suffering jet lag something awful. But it is worth it the Easter bunny brought back Peeps and other yummy american candies from her trip and that was my breakfast of the champions!


Happy Easter/ Frohe Ostern!
Unknown Mami and her friends are showing off their cities check them out.


 

31 comments:

Sonya said...

They do that over here aswell..gigantic bonfires..Happy Easter:)

honeypiehorse said...

Nice - me and the girls watched Barbie movies and had a tea party with our Easter stash

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is pretty. I love bonfires. I hope you have a great time celebrating with your baby!

kks said...

fun to hear how others celebrate the coming of spring! can't wait to hear about your trip with PP....
xoxo

Debra said...

Sounds like fun... especially the Easter candy breakfast! You must be counting down to Paris.

Kwana said...

Cool. Happy Easter!

Ina in Alaska said...

Welcme back to your Bloggy Home! Looking forward to your trip pics! I think your Easter breakfast is just perfect. This morning I was eyeing the Peeps on my kitchen counter and wondering if I should eat just one.....


My mom is doing great!!! Her replaced knee is coming along. Now, the other leg needs to be done but she is holding off and I do not blame her!! xoxoxo

Keia said...

welcome back, Frau. And "Frohe Ostern" to you and your family. We celebrated with the children today, brunched and searched easter eggs and candies hidden by the Osterhase in our yard. Today we will go to the Osterfeuer here in Delmenhorst.

beth said...

the only thing I don't have for easter is a bonfire and now I want one....

happy easter to you !

Lee Ann said...

Happy Easter x

VictoriaArt said...

Happy Easter, Frau! I hope you enjoy peeps & co!
We had an Easter egg hunt in the garden...
xx
Victoria

MACsWIFERia said...

Happy easter to you. I never heard of a bonfire at easter. but i do love them... back in england i was used to having one on nov 5th for guy fawkes.
hope you have a great time today it all sounds like fun.
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Mrs. Lovely said...

Nothing wrong with a good bonfire!

Happy Easter Frau. :)

Shady Lady said...

Happy Easter!!

She Writes said...

Not celebrating Easter, but that is a very fun sounding way to go! Enjoy the peeps :).

Kristina P. said...

What a cool tradition!

Sis Beth said...

Glad your house was not on fire. You are so funny that, that was the first thing you thought of. Happy Easter.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A traditional Easter bonfire? That's a new one for me. I love hearing how other places celebrate.

Welcome home with all your sweets and treats! I'm just back from Spring Break too and catching up. Isn't it amazing how much things pile up when you're away?

Have a Happy Easter and get some rest after your vacation :-)

Cheers,
jj

Yelena R. said...

I just love bonfires! Happy Easter!

MsBabyPlan said...

One picture but full of life. Happy Easter.

When did I become my Mom said...

Man we couldn't dream about lighting a bonfire here right now. But I do so love a bonfire. Mostly because it gives me an excuse to make smores.
:-D

ρομπερτ said...

What wonderfu memories this picture does provide. Over here in Greece people go to church at midnight to receive the "holy fire", which yearly is flown in from Jerusalem.
Please have you all a wonderful Easter Monday holiday.

Ronda said...

How fun! Happy Easter to you too!!
XOXO

Angie Muresan said...

That is one bonfire I'd like to sit around, beer in hand. The weather is cold and rainy here. Wishing you a joyous Easter and beautiful Spring. Glad you made it back home safely.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad your house wasn't on fire. A bonfire is much better. Happy Easter!

Prairiemaid said...

Wow, now that's a bonfire!!!

Yummy breakfast! Pass the chocolate!

Have a great week!

Erin said...

What a great shot! I just love Bonfires and the smell of them!

Ocean Girl said...

The fire lights up my room :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

warm & cozy bonfire!
Happy Easter~

Shelle said...

there some awesome things about Europe...that's one of them...we do a lot of bonfires in Oz too, but they're not really traditional. I don't know if it's even allowed over here is it?

Traci said...

I love any good excuse to gather with friends and beer!
:-)
Traci