|View from Old Kaleden Road of Skaha Lake|
|Penticton from Linden Gardens|
|Paris and Ellen with a large planting of Primroses, Linden Garden|
|Michael, Ellen, Paris, having coffee, photo by Hanne|
Easter is the season upon us. Named after the pagan fertility goddess of Spring, "Oestre". Thus Easter means simply Spring. ( Nothing to do with compass direction.) In many European languages, Easter is called "Pashka", with spelling variations of course. This is derived from the Jewish word for Passover, which in Danish is Påske. Danes celebrate it by decorating with daffodils, which are named Paschal Lillies. Hence too in Jewish and Christian terminology, the sacrifice of the Paschal Lamb.
So we have two competing word groups for this time. Even more confusing perhaps is Pashka meaning a delicious Russian dessert eaten around now...
Yesterday we enjoyed Oestral Flowers and Paschal sunshine on our walk on the Old Kaleden Road, afterwards for coffee at our lovely Linden Gardens' "Frog City" restaurant, including a walk amongst the blossoms and bulbs...
Yesterday's photos start here.