Happy Easter! We are being very Ukrainian. That bowl of pysanky (Ukrainian hand-painted Easter eggs)? All of them were all made by us in the 1980s – I was VERY young then! They take forever to make, but they are so badly faded now. We need to make some more, but these days it’s illegal to import a lot of the important stuff needed to make them to Australia (customs regulations are very strict here). Also, these days all eggs in the shops are murky brown and stamped with ink numbers. You need white eggs to paint.
The blue embroidery is from the Lviv region of Ukraine, where my grandmother and her family comes from. The black embroidery is from central Ukraine.
The candle holders are also from there; my aunt just bought them for us as a present – the floral design is so typical of Ukraine.
Autumn in Canberra is generally gorgeous! This was Good Friday at the Kingston Foreshore.
King Parrots everywhere around here in autumn.
The world has been so crazy this week, I can’t even be bothered discussing it!