It’s hard for me to believe that it was only a year ago that I was in Switzerland, preparing to tour across the Haute Route, the route (sprinkled with high mountain huts) stretches across the Alps from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland.
This tour had been a goal of mine for many years, and it was quite an experience.
So, have you noticed “Easter trees” have been showing up more and more lately? I have always kind of wondered where the idea came from, and while I was in Switzerland, I realized that they were quite common there. We saw them in most every hotel, restaurant and shop.
Some were simple and sweet (I loved this dogwood display, the photo doesn’t do it justice).
Here’s an Easter tree I saw after completing the Haute Route, tucked away behind a counter at one of my favorite restaurants in the world, Chez Vrony, a delightful spot in the shadows of the Matterhorn.
I wasn’t able to locate a photo I took in a ski lodge, where they had created a “tree” (as you can probably tell, they are really bouquets of branches) in a paper coca~cola cup.
So, I just had to put an Easter tree together this year.
and plenty of bright blue Peeps.
I know it won’t last long.
Back to Switzerland: when I took this shot, I thought that the signs on the rabbits probably said Happy Easter, but actually, the words translate into…
and cute bunny…(or hare)
I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you!