Three Random Thoughts #6 – Crayons, Trees, & Moments


Today is Easter Sunday – I send out good wishes to everyone this year. It’s our second year in a row that the pandemic has loomed over Easter, and broke up family traditions because of precautions being taken by avoiding get-togethers indoors.

It’s understandable, as no one wants to be responsible for getting someone else sick, especially those who are especially vulnerable as am I since I am on immune suppressant drugs for my kidney transplant. But we all miss those family moments, and we look forward to their return, and believe they will.

Reflecting back on moments – as a youngster my Easter Sunday was brightened by Easter Bunny deposits of jelly beans and chocolate.

The Easter Bunny had always vanished before I awoke, but his trail was visible because of the jelly beans and little treats scattered in the living room. In room corners and under pillows we found the bright coloured jelly beans, and under pillows were little chocolate Easter eggs (in boxes♥).

I also have lasting memories of Easter Eggs of a longer lasting type, and sentimental memories they are. My Ukrainain grandmother (Baba) taught me how to dye and paint eggs with wax. These are the memories you make when you are young and only later in life do you realize how priceless the moments were. How irreplaceable.

I share them here in a past post and such wonderful times they were and that now I appreciate even more.

Thanks for visiting! – David

Baba’s eggs – my simpler ones are visible also in purple, black, and aqua blue ♥



Keeping with the Easter theme, recently I rediscovered how pleasant it is to slow down and did some colouring with pencil crayons. My masterpiece is below♥

It actually was difficult to not be multi-tasking, or tapping on a keyboard/screen.

After while I concentrated and it felt nice to step back from electronics which seem to dominate daily life.

I thought it turned out pretty good. ♥



Driving north from Penticton, there are multiple places to stop along the lake. I didn’t remember the name of this one but the view was spectacular from that spot.

I am glad I took the moment to stop and take some pictures when I was on driving “date” with my wife. Just a rolling date, buy some apples from a fruit orchard, drink coffee and spend time together. What a name for a park! Kickininee Park.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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11 Responses to Three Random Thoughts #6 – Crayons, Trees, & Moments

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Happy Easter 🐇🐰🥚

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  2. I was given an egg like those you and your grandmother decorated. I always marvel at the details. Loved your pictures and your fancy dressed trees. I might decide to do a bit of coloring today, thanks for the reminder.

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  3. LA says:

    Hope you had a lovely Easter!

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  4. Eva Hnizdo says:

    Your granma was an artist with those eggs, They look very similar to the Czech ones,but I buy mine.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      When I was young we heated the wax and the sticks we painted the eggs with candles, it was slow and meaningful. When Baba was older we gifted her with an electric one but I think the candle heating was more meaningful.

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  5. A belated happy Easter, Dave. Like yours, ours was very quiet. No family gatherings, but I’m optimistic for the future. The Ukrainian eggs are lovely, and I like your cheerful drawing. It’s exactly what we need in April…cheerfulness and lots of colour!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Debra. I enjoyed slowing down and using the pencil crayons, I seem to be on a roller coaster non stop some days. The eggs are special remembrances of Baba & Guido and will be passed down. ♥

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  6. Hi David,
    I hope you had a great Easter.
    Those are beautiful eggs, and wonderful memories of your grandmother.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!
    Blessings to you! ♥♥

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