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  • HAPPY EASTER! OPEN BLOG

    Hi everyone

    Wanted to post an open blog for you guys.  I’m off tomorrow and Monday. 

    I found this amazing picture and story which I thought was appropriate as we head into the Easter weekend:

    Picture taken on March 28, 2012 shows a tree decorated with around 10,000 Easter eggs in Saalfeld, Germany. (AFP Photo / Martin Schutt Germany Out)

    A German couple has gone to some lengths to celebrate the well-loved Christian holiday, decorating a tree in their garden with 10,000 painted Easter eggs.

    ­Volker Kraft has been collecting and painting Easter eggs for over 40 years. Starting with plastic eggs, he later switched to real ones. The 76-year-old has long made decorating a tree in the couple’s back yard a family tradition, the Associated Press reports.

    Every other Easter, the pensioner has added new eggs to his collection. His wife emptied the shells of their contents, while the rest of the family decorated the eggs with pastoral scenes and portraits of saints.

    Now that he’s reached the 10,000 mark, Kraft says the collection must not get any bigger – or he’ll literally be treading on eggshells.

    “There will be no more because I do not have storage capacity,” the he’s quoted by Associated Press as saying. “I would have to sleep with the eggs otherwise.”

    The family does not however intend to stop painting Easter eggs. Old eggs will be replaced by new, with some offered for sale.

    Take care everyone!  Talk to you Tuesday!

    JD

Margie Gacki

Hi folks, just checking in to say hello so you don't see spam the first thing on the blog. It's a chilly, windy morning here but at least the sun is shining. Don, I'm jealous. I'd love to see hummingbirds this early. I'm sure they'll be around earlier than usual because of the weather, so I'll have to keep on eye out for them. I need to hang up my feeder. I hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Margie

April 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

DoninRichmond

First hummingbird today at feeder. Last year the first was 4/12/11

April 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Margie Gacki

Hi Everyone, it sure is quiet on the blog today. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. It's a cloudy 53 degrees in Cumberland today. We did have bright sunshine this morning but the clouds have moved in. We're under a freeze warning for tonight. I hope it doesn't get that cold because I already have buds on my rose bushes and a freeze would definitely do them in. This weather is crazy that my roses are budding already. I hope they survive! Have a great afternoon/evening, all! Margie

April 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Gwen

Hi guys! Hope all had a great Easter. We started our day with church @ 8:30, then Sunday School. Afterwards hubby and I grilled at the lake for 20 family/friends. Beautiful day!! Could not have been more perfect! Hubby will be 65 on Wednesday, so had his b'day celebration as well. We are blessed! BG, YUM! Lemon pie sounds so good! That's one of hubby's favorites too. BTW--Choir was EXCELLENT yesterday! My heart was filled! Hope JD & her menfolk enjoyed the day. TTFN! Gwen :)

April 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Everyone. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a great Easter get together at my aunt's house and saw my brother & his family, as well as a few cousins. The beautiful sunny day turned cloudy in the middle of the afternoon but then started clearing up again in the evening. It's another beautiful sunny day today. I just wish the wind would stop blowing. It's been blowing for days now. I hope everyone has a great week! Margie

April 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

DoloresFromOK

Hey,to all bloggers,Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.I was at my daughter's for a few days,Saturday was a sort of cold day ,rained almost all day.Sun came out late afternoon.Easter Sunday was a beautiful day.Sunny and about 65.The Easter Bunny did bring this Grandma an Easter basket.What fun finding all kinds of neat things. Great-Grandchildren were too much fun to watch,all in all a great time was had by all.Stay safe and have a good week.Dolores

April 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

A.J. De Young

God Bless and condolences to Chris Wallace and his family on this 2012 Easter Sunday, Margie hope your folks are doing ok, Joni, can just imagine those glorius Blue Ridge mountains on this glorius Easter and bless all our Easter bunny bloggers..xoAJ

April 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, just checking in on this beautiful Easter afternoon. It's sunny & 62 here. What a beautiful day! I wish everyone a Happy Easter or Passover, whichever you observe. My parents & I will be heading over to my aunt's house for a mid-afternoon meal before I head home. I hope everyone has a great day! Margie

April 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Joni

Happy Easter to all the Blog Bunnies... enjoy your days off JD with your fuzzies little bunnies! Special thoughts with Chris Wallace on the passing of his father. Beautiful day in the Blue Ridge today with Spring slowing springy! Enjoy this beautiful day everyone!!!

April 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

DoninRichmond

Happy Easter to all

April 8, 2012 at 5:06 am

A.J. De Young

Happy Easter to all my Peeps, God bless each and everyone of you and Happy Passover to all my Jewish Peeps...and condolences to the family of Thomas Kinkade who brought joy to lives with beautiful lighted cottages, hope you all have super weather like we have here in S.D.and wish you all find the golden egg..xo AJ

April 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

BGinTX.

Hello and HAPPY EASTER weekend to all our friendly and loyal bloggers. It will hot and sunny this weekend with no rain. My lemon pie is in the refrig. already. Back to sweets again. Have a healthy and safe weedend to all. BG.

April 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Margie Gacki

Hi folks, I'm just checking in to say hello so you don't see a complaint the first thing on the blog. I hope everyone is having a great Easter/Passover weekend. Since the Jews are celebrating Passover at this time also, wishing a large diverse group of people a Happy Holiday would also include them, since it's not just Easter. So William, even though I am a Christian & I celebrate Easter, I wouldn't want to leave out the Jews who are celebrating a very important holiday to them. After all, Jesus was Jewish & He celebrated the Passover feast. Happy Holiday, whichever it may be! And to those who I know are Christian, have a blessed Easter! Margie

April 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

william

April 7, 2012, the say before the greatest christian day of remembrance...the Fox announcer wished her colleagues a "Happy Holiday". Your defference to "PC", political correctness is nauseating and very tiring

April 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

JB in Texas

I wish everyone a very blessed and Happy Easter! If traveling, may you have a safe journey. JB

April 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

PJMAN

Cool pictures JD. Happy Easter to all and JD and her boys. May all be safe and well. PJ

April 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

George Spink

Happy Easter, Eggs!

April 6, 2012 at 4:58 am

John777

Wishing everyone a blessed Easter. John 3:16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten SON that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life"

April 6, 2012 at 2:16 am

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I hope everyone is having a great Thursday. Janice, that tree certainly has plenty of eggs! I'm surprised they all fit. We have a beautiful sunny day here. It's a little windy but the sunshine is beautiful. There are some wispy clouds in the sky. No rain in our forecast for the weekend, so that's nice. I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend. Margie

April 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

laylah jones

i just want to say happy easter to every one and let them ones dont forget to to go to church

April 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.