Ham Sandwiches Peanut Butter Eggs & Maddie

“Are you coming?”

While you might be expecting an intricately woven story of a holiday weekend…I got nothing. That’s not entirely true, but it’s Sunday. It’s Easter. And, due to the distractions mentioned in the title, I don’t have time to write my way around the pictures I was planning to share.

Don’t all sigh in relief at the same time.

I hope the captions can tell the story of a spring season that was late to arrive, but seems to be firmly underway. Enjoy the second half of April.

By the way, something very special is coming on Wednesday, I can’t tell you yet, but you’re in for a treat.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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70 Responses to Ham Sandwiches Peanut Butter Eggs & Maddie

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Oooohh….now I’m doing my happy dance Dan! 👏🏻Your photos are awesome and your captions are perfect. I love them! How funny that Mount Mddie is receding ever so slowly. That pup is a treasure. Hello Faith! I fuess with Ribin there, Spring truly has arrived in your territory. And in that one shot of Mattie walking it looks like she laid a pine cone! Ha. Beautiful photos. Enjoy your weather and all the liveliness it brings. I look forward to Wednesday.

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  2. I love the signs of spring.

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  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Maddie, ham and peanut butter eggs are an acceptable reason to not write what you intended to write. Family too. It’s funny to see Faith in shorts after you had so much snow this past winter. I was running around without a jacket too on Sunday, it was a beautiful (albeit windy) day. Love all of your photos of the critters, Dan. If Robin is here to stay, I think that means so is spring. Have a wonderful week and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us on Wednesday.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      It was shorts and tee shirt weather on Sunday, Mary. It felt so good not to have to bundle up for that walk, and not to worry about the places where the cold wind smacks you in the face. Of course, we have to adjust our schedule to get out before it’s too hot. Maddie was panting by the time we got home. It was windy here, too, but it felt good to be cooling off in the wind. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  4. A warm spring weekend with your ladies plus ham sandwiches and peanut butter eggs – sounds like Dan heaven. :-)

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  5. rabirius says:

    Excellent.
    I especially like the squirrels.

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  6. GP Cox says:

    All these wonderful signs of Spring and a surprise on Wednesday? You spoil us, Dan!!

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  7. Ah, Dan, I understand completely. Homemade ravioli, hockey, church, and friends and family are my excuse for going with photos through the weekend and very little writing today. I’m OK with that. I enjoy knowing you were having fun, enjoying beautiful weather as we were, and all that. I shall possess my soul in patience until Wednesday and wish you the very best start to the week.

    janet

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  8. LOL… loved the teaser about Wednesday, Dan. :D
    Happy spring! Great photos and captions. Does Maddie miss her mountain?
    Wishing you a great week. Hugs.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Teagan. Maddie loves her mountain, but nothing makes her happier than being on her cot in the sun. It was completely unplanned, but she loves that little patio. We affectionately refer to is as the “Maddie Paddy”

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  9. loisajay says:

    The birdhouse pictures (and captions) are adorable! Woohoo! Looking forward to Wednesday!

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  10. It must be warm to y’all since Faith was wearing shorts!! It was cold, windy, and raining on Easter for us. I was bundled up.

    What a wonderful series of images to show Spring arriving. The Robin! Spring has arrived!!
    I loved the House Sparrows; especially the male making sure the Mrs. was settled in, and the Starlings. I think they’re Starlings. I don’t see them in my neighborhood. Their markings, and colors are so beautiful.

    Peanut Butter Eggs, and Peanut butter cups were a big distraction at our house too.
    PB is #1 Grandson’s staple food. Chocolate would be his second favorite food I think.
    We’re going back to our regularly scheduled diet today, but with so many PB eggs, and cups still in the house it’s going to take some will-power! :) The Easter Bunny was very generous this year!

    I’m very intrigued and interested to find out what you’ll be posting on Wednesday!

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  11. Paul says:

    Ah, there’s nothing like a good PB&J and some cold milk. And when Easter rolls around, I get more PB in the Reese’s eggs — good stuff!

    It was a pretty mild winter down here, Dan. Only a smattering of snow here and there. But we deserved a break, frankly. The last few winters brought quite a load of the white stuff.

    Looking forward to Wednesday’s post!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Paul. I know you guys had some rough winters in the past couple of years. We’ve been having harsh springs. Almost like winter just giving way to summer after the end of April.

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  12. joey says:

    Oh lovely! It’s much the same here :) No snow could stand though, as we’ve had the 80s already! :(
    I loved the birdhouse bit, that was cute and funny!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed the birds. She didn’t seem to be amused or interested in his advances. Mt Maddie was from a week ago. The very last of it melted last Monday, but she was playing on it last Sunday.

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  13. Mt. Maddie shrinks and spring is upon you. Loved the springing squirrel. Nice Job, Dan

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  14. Jennie says:

    Happy Spring, Dan. At last, huh? Seems like snow blowing was only a few weeks ago. Great photos!

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  15. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    Loved the pictures and the captions. Well, we are all set for blistering summer, but I’m doing well. Of course, as Indians we know how to deal with it.

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  16. Great pics of spring…great teaser for Wednesday…what more could you have said!! :)

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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    You can have your peanut butter eggs. My kryptonite is Cadbury Creme Eggs. I managed to restrain myself this year and not have even one …. until this afternoon. I’m so weak …

    Your photos of buds bursting out all over made me think of earlier today when I was looking at my hydrangea plants in the front yard. I actually squealed when I saw them FULL of buds. We have a long history of mutual dissatisfaction, but after seeing all those buds, I’m thinking this year we’re going to be best friends … assuming of course I don’t do something stupid that threatens their existence.

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  18. jolynnpowers says:

    peanut butter eggs, yummy!

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  19. Val Boyko says:

    Yeah to Spring and it’s glorious days! Great photos Dan 💛

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  20. prior.. says:

    not a sigh of relief – a sigh of spring reprieve – well done D

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  21. simonfalk28 says:

    Ah, another good dose of Antion humour and photography. Thanks again.

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  22. Glynis Jolly says:

    The dramatic change from winter to spring is kind of a let-down here in Tennessee. Sure, the trees bloom and, then, get leaves. There are more birds around chirping away. However, none of it has that theatrical feeling like it does up north. I hope you are rejoicing.

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  23. So many signs of spring in your yard, Dan. Great photos!

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  24. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Seeing I’m the honest type of folk, I must tell you the truth. As I was on my here today I said to myself, groan …. “Come on I can do this. Dan, is just so long-winded.” Now before you get in a huff hear me out. I’m trying to get outside to continue in my gardens but cause I’ve hardly been here that much at WP I’m giving a mighty effort to be today. Am I forgiven? THANK YOU for NOT being long winded today. Whew! Ok …. I’m skeedatalling before you can catch me. Tee Hee ….. <3

    PS LOVED your gallery!! See ya! :)

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  25. I cherish the indications of spring…Excellent…I particularly like the squirrels.

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  26. marianallen says:

    What wonderful pictures! The sunrise is my favorite, but it’s hard to choose a bestie. :)

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