You know that if there is one bunny, soon there will be more, right? WELL.. first I got "Mrs. Rabbit and Bunnies", but she seemed a bit lonely. So.. I found her some friends on eBay.. "Mrs. Flopsy Bunny" and "Fierce Bad Rabbit" - all Royal Albert made in England in 1989.You can't have too many bunnies this time of year, can you?
I've got the whole collection of Beatrix Potter but haven't read the one yet about why this guy is called "Fierce Bad Rabbit".. do you know why? (I just googled it and found out he stole a carrot from a good rabbit and a hunter shot off his whiskers and tail!)
Mrs. Flopsy Bunny with a pretty blue dress and a pink bag.
We are having our boys and their families here for Easter, we have some chocolate egg buying to do!
We got up early yesterday and headed a short distance to Crestview Manor for our annual Friends of Multnomah Falls Volunteer Training Workshop. As President of the group in my 3rd term, I led the meeting from the head table and snapped this shot of the great hall of our volunteers all ready to learn new things. This wonderful place was built as a private family home in the early 1900s and is now owned by the Foursquare Church and operated as a youth camp and conference center - it's just east of Corbett in the Columbia River Gorge.
Our USFS presenter dressed one of our volunteers up as an eagle while telling us all about them.. that was fun!
We treated our volunteers to lunch which was wonderful - this moose presides over the dining hall. :-)
It was a nice day and this was our view west towards Portland, Oregon from the dining hall.
It was a wonderful lunch of turkey croissant sandwiches with cream cheese and orange marmalade, broccoli cheese soup, veggies and dip, lemonade and brownies with mocha frosting. :-P
They even had fresh flowers on the buffet table and a yellow rose on each table!We are recuperating today from the early and busy day yesterday. I am so in love with my violet that lives next to the sink in the kitchen - it's bloomed very well with just a few rests since it came to our home. This is my bread box with some of my collection of Shawnee corn pottery on top.
On friday we did some grocery shopping and both of us saw this pretty ranunculus in the plant display outside and brought it home. :-)
Say, one of my good blog and real life friends is Betsy from the blog named The Simple Life of a Queen - and she is having a GiveAway -- you have until tomorrow to go visit and leave a comment to win.. hurry over and tell her I sent you!! (Click on the blog name link.)
Soon we are heading off on an adventure! We've learned that the smelt are running in the Sandy River not far from us and we want to see them! I will tell you more about them if we see them and get some photos. I hope you are having or have had a great weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)