Saturday, April 4, 2015

Still Life With Robin: An Action-Packed Weekend

Image by NASA
by Peggy Robin

So many activities, celebrations, and notable things happening this weekend, I think I'll just run down the top five. Yesterday evening was the first night of Passover, which is celebrated with the Seder meal and ritual – the main elements of which are pretty thoroughly explained in this three-minute video: .

This morning, if you woke up early enough and made it outside to look at the sky at 5:01 am, you would have seen the “blood moon” – a total lunar eclipse with the moon at first appearing orangey-red. If you missed it, take a look: Here’s some background on the “blood moon” and what makes this a once-in-a-century occurrence:

Then, today, it was International Pillow Fight Day -- with the Washington, DC pillow slugfest-a-palooza taking place on the grounds of the Washington Monument at 3 PM in perfect pummeling weather (see To see what the pillow fights looked like all around the world, here are some phenomenal feather-smacking images tweeted by enthusiastic participants: . If you missed it this year, mark your calendars for April 2; International Pillow Fight Day is always the first Saturday in April.

And then tomorrow it’s Easter Sunday. Here’s a last minute reminder about our own neighborhood’s fun-for-all Easter Egg Hunt at Rosedale: “The hunt begins at the stroke of 8:30 a.m. at the farmhouse with bagels and coffee after.  Please remember to enter the park through the Newark Street gate (not the driveway), and make your way up to the farmhouse.  No hunting along the way, and please leave your four-footed friends at home! “

To put you in the right spirit for tomorrow’s action, I provide you with these images of 19 Vintage Creepy Easter Bunnies:
And last, and yes, least, on April 5 it’s National Caramel Day. When you’re done biting off the ears on your chocolate bunnies, have some sticky caramel to complete the sugar overload!


Still Life With Robin is published on the Cleveland ParkListserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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