Did you read Adrienne's recent post about the book called The Egg Tree, by Katherine Milhous? If not, here it is. The post spurred me on to make sure that this year we would indeed have our own egg tree for Easter. Here is a photo of me as a little girl standing by the family egg tree:
Egg tree 1980
Here is the egg tree now with some of those same eggs from childhood:
Egg tree 2008
I accidentally broke one of the childhood eggs while attempting to restring it. Bede volunteered to restring the rest of the eggs while I worked on removing raw egg from two whole shells.
I'd been yammering on for years about the need to bring back the egg tree. I kept my eyes open for a good branch, and when I found one, Bede anchored it in a plant pot with lots of rocks. Once we'd hung up all the decorated eggs, he said, "Now I get why you wanted an egg tree."