Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Ukrainian Easter Egg


Did you know that the Ukrainians are known for their intricate decorating of Easter eggs, which are better known as Pysanka's?

Tim and I passed this huge depiction of a Ukrainian egg in the small Alberta town of Vegreville.

So since I can't be home to show you any lovely Easter displays, ladies, this will be my contribution this year.

Do you have your reading glasses on, because you may need them to actually see what it is that I'm trying to show you here!
Can you guess what it is?
In this photo I feel certain that you can see them better....
Yes, it is Sea Gulls all flying South passing through Alberta.
There were so many that I could not possibly get them in my camera scope!
If I had not been in shock at seeing the masses I might have had the presence of mind to try the panorama setting on my camera.
I discovered that it's not only Geese that form v's when they fly.
So neat!
Today we have at least a ten hour drive.
We are driving Fort St. John BC  to Watson Lake Yukon.
This is where the mountain driving begins.
The weather forecast looks good.
Who knows, I may have a chance to get some animal photos to share with you tomorrow!
I hope you're having a great day-Kimberly



  1. that is amazing, I found myself thinking of you this morning, you are on such a journey, safe travels, beautiful photos today!

  2. What a huge egg. I guessed the geese photo right off, I have witnessed it here also :) Safe travels.

  3. I hope you have a safe drive. The words 'mountain driving' just bring a shudder!! Loved the gulls photo. Birds in migration are always such a marvel - and testament to God's design. Hope you have a wonderful day, Kim!

  4. Morning, love the huge egg..... Neat seeing the Eve of flying Seagulls too. Save travels my friend, Blessings Francine.

  5. Now that's a big egg! lol soo pretty though. And the birds are quite neat. What a sight. Enjoy your day today. Hope you do see some animals!

  6. Oh wow! Love the egg and the geese. Have safe & happy travels. Blessings

  7. How neat to see those birds. That is just incredible. I love that giant egg as well. You see so many things on your trip. I will be praying for your safety.

  8. Oh wow, I love the photo of the seagulls :) And the egg truly is amazing!

    Have a great day, Kimberly. Hugs

  9. Awesome photos ! I have never seen Seagulls in flight like that before . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  10. And I thought I was trying to read the writing in the sky! Hope that you will have had a wonderful day driving even if it is a ten-hour day. You will have earned your rest tonight!

  11. Hi Kimberly,

    It was great to see that giant Ukrainian Easter egg, floating in the sky, as it reminded me of the one time, long ago, I had the pleasure of painting eggs during Holy Week, skillfully instructed by my sister's godmother's daughter, who is Ukrainian. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Easter!


  12. Kimberly, That is a great egg. :) I would have loved seeing the seagulls...but I don't know that I would have looked up too know how gulls are. :):) xoxo,Susie

  13. I am amazed at those sea gulls! WOWZA! I've never seen so many in the sky! But when they get to Florida...I'll let you know! heehee! Have a wonderful trip my friend! Have fun! Hugs, Diane

  14. I'm sure you will see some wonderful places in the 10 hour + drive, safe travels for you and your man. Hugs, Jean.p.s. Geese and a huge egg, wonderful.

  15. Ten hours is a long day to drive. We usually only drive about 8---and then, always stop along the way to walk a little (to keep from getting so stiff)....

    Great photos of the GULLS... That's a TONS of them headed south.

    Beautiful Easter Egg...

  16. Some of those gulls were on something if you look at the first picture! LOL!
    I thought the egg was a hot air balloon at first. They are beautiful. Safe trip!

  17. That is one awesome egg! I love the photos of the birds, really beautiful!
    Continued safe travels...


  18. I got a picture of that egg a few years ago. It was pouring rain so I stayed in the car. There is a beautiful living history museum of Canadian Ukranian life at Vegreville too. We spent a couple of hours there after the rain had let up. Most fascinating. You are making tracks to the Yukon pretty fast. May you have continued journey mercies.

  19. Oh- YOu are on your way to the Great Frontier!!!! I can't wait to see more pictures as you go along. Great pictures here today, too, Kimberly- xo Diana

  20. Beautiful photos! I love watching sea gulls when ever we go to the beach, but I never saw them flying like that. So neat1

    I have long been fascinated with Easter eggs with intricate patterns. There's no way I could ever find the patience to try making one on my own!


  21. totally huge amount of Sea Gulls - indeed -- I've never Sea Gulls flying in such a grand number before -- thanks for sharing... keep safe!

  22. That is quite an amazing egg! And the sea gulls must have been quite a sight, too. Wow. Hope you've arrived safely at your destination. Take care!

  23. Mountain driving...I'll be praying for safety! I have this thing about heights, and narrow roads on mountainsides :>[
    The giant egg is so cool, my brother in law used to make those. He isn't Ukrainian, but he got pretty good at it :>) Seeing thoudands of birds in the sky is one of those things that make me happy, thanks for sharing! Happy Easter Kimberly!

  24. Wow, that is a lot of seagulls! Cool to see them. Wishing you a safe trip and a very happy Easter weekend!

  25. My sis and nephews live in FSJ, sounds like you are enjoying your trip. I did not know that Seagulls flew in a V and I have never seen that many at one time. Interesting that they were all flying south.


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