Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunlit Sunday



It's Saturday evening. The day between. The house is spic and span clean. In the fridge rests the Black Forest Torte, its imperfections covered with whipped cream and chocolate. Tomorrow morning, before church, the ham and scalloped potatoes will go into the oven (or slow cooker). 


There was a little time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine while picking weeds. In the center of a lupine leaf sits a droplet of water.


The bleeding heart planted last summer is blooming already. Very appropriate for this Easter season, as it reminds me of Christ's death and suffering on my behalf. And then tomorrow...what joy! Resurrection Sunday, full of hope and amazement.

There will be lots of commotion here tomorrow. Not just for Easter, but also a birthday, a significant one, for Tim to celebrate. The Black Forest Torte was his request.

Happy Easter! 

And so concludes the Sunlit Sunday link up for this year. Many thanks to Karen of My Little Home and Garden for hosting.   


28 comments:

Gina said...

Happy Easter Lorrie! I've never had a Black Forest Torte before but I know I would like it! Whipping Cream + Chocolate - what's not to love! :-)

NanaDiana said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I don't see a single imperfection...lol
Happy Easter to your and your family and happy BIG birthday to Tim! xo Diana

Andrea Dawn said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to cousin Tim. Lovely lupin shot!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday, Tim. And a blessed Easter to you and yours.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Lovely photos!
Have a blessed and happy Easter!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful photos, the torte looks delicious. Birthday wishes for Tim and wishing you a wonderful Easter.

Vee said...

What? Tim is 50?! A very Happy Birthday to him. I see that he knows a little something about cake. Always lovely here. I am imagining everything at the ready in you home, calm and quiet early this Easter morning. The children will be so darling today.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Cool post; beautiful pics !
Happy Easter :)
Rajiv
http://www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

Peggy Jones said...

What a beautiful dessert. Love seeing all the flowers in bloom. Happy Easter to all in your family.

September Violets said...

Happy Birthday Tim! Sounds like it's going to be a fun day for you all today Lorrie. The cake looks delicious, and those bleeding hearts are gorgeous! My bleeding hearts are mere green shoots about an inch high. Enjoy your day with the family!
Wendy

Rettabug said...

Please tell your Tim I said "Happy Birthday" & that he made a great choice for dessert!!!!
YUMMO!!!
Easter Blessings to all who gather in your lovely home, Lorrie!

Karen B. said...

Dear Lorrie,
Happy Easter to you and yours and also a Happy Birthday to Tim!
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Elizabethd said...

What joy indeed!
Happy birthday to your husband. I imagine the cake will be a huge success!

Reginas Cottage said...

hello lorri,
the schwarzwälder kirsch torte looks perfect! i love this cake too.
happy birthday to your husband!
happy easter to all in your family!
regina

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photos, dear Lorrie! May you and yours have a blessed Easter! Hugs!

Kit said...

May you have a wonderful Easter! :) Kit

My Little Home and Garden said...

Happy Birthday to Tom and Happy Easter to you and your whole family. The torte, no doubt, will be as delicious as it looks. Thank you for all the lovely photos and thoughtful sentiments you brought to Sunlit Sunday this year, Lorrie. I appreciated them.

-Karen

Margie said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to your hubby, Lorrie! The Black Forest Torte looks perfect to me!

happywonderer.com said...

Looks like the perfect cake for a special birthday! Happy Birthday to Tim! Happy Easter, too.

podso said...

My the cake looks so good. I hope you had a good day together.

Freda Gore said...

A chocolate lover myself your cake looks yummy

Madelief said...

A Happy belated birthday to Tim! My middle daughter celebrated her birthday as well. It makes Easter extra special. Hope you had a good time.

Madelief x

Pondside said...

I'll bet that cake disappeared in the blink of an eye!
Happy Easter to you and yours!

Deanna Rabe said...

I have a bleeding heart in my garden and I am so excited! My daughter in law gave it to me last year and it bloomed very well. I'm looking forward to it growing more this year. It is so lovely.

The cake looks amazing!

GretchenJoanna said...

Three gorgeous photos - you hardly need to write a word, but I'm glad you did, so that I know what kind of torte that delicious-looking thing is; and I wouldn't have recognized the lupine leaf in its simple elegance with water drop. Wow. The bleeding heart is so nice to see again... I did have one for a couple of years but it's really not cold enough for them to live well here.

Happy Easter!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Sweet and peaceful. I'm so far behind in enjoying my favorite blogs so I'm reading them in backwards order. Lovely photos - the cake looks scrumptious.

Jill said...

Boy the bleeding heart is a perfect Easter flower. Too early for them here yet.

Marilyn Miller said...

The cake looks totally yummy! Since some of our family doesn't eat ham we had leg of lamb; but once in the while ham sounds soooo good with scalloped potatoes. Love your bleeding hearts too.