Today was always going to be a very quiet and lazy day. At one point I wondered if I'd even have the energy to take a photograph! With some evening sunshine I thought the Lay figures represent well the lazy feeling of the day ... just lying about doing nothing. Unopened the luxury Easter Egg looked like the perfect prop .. so ... all was ready for a photo-shoot when Eliot appeared. He's been quietly dozing at the end of the garden but the aroma must have wafted in his direction and suddenly he wanted a piece of the action - or a piece of the chocolate! It wasn't exactly the picture that I'd planned but it was fun to catch him trying to find the source of the smell.
This blog entry should have had something about Saint Mark - after all - this is Saint Mark's Day ... but all I can think of is a piece of fairly useless information that I discovered this morning. Only twice in the period 1875 - 2124 will Saint Mark's Day fall on Easter Monday. That's this year, 2011 and 2095. I imagine that only a few young children alive now will be able to see both of these dates ... and it's doubtful if many of us will be around to say in 2095 that we were also enjoying Easter Monday in 2011!
who enlightened your holy Church
through the inspired witness of your evangelist Saint Mark:
Grant that we, being firmly grounded
in the truth of the gospel,
may be faithful to its teaching both in word and deed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
Collect of Saint Mark's Day