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After a gorgeous start, Westport’s skies turned menacing this afternoon.
Alert “06880” reader Matt Murray was at Compo Beach, just before a brief but gusty storm rolled in.
Jalna Jaeger always knew about Ostereierbaum — the German tradition of decorating trees and bushes with Easter eggs.
Eight years ago, the 1971 Staples High School graduate decorated a tree on her Norwalk property: 3 East Avenue, not far from Stew Leonard’s.
She had a few hundred eggs. But it’s a large tree, and it needed more.
Jalna googled “egg tree.” She saw a German tree, with real eggs. Lots of them — 10,000, in fact.
Jalna ordered 800 eggs online. It took a long time to string them. But she loved the vibrant, colorful look.
Every year, Jalna adds eggs. This year, there are 100 more.
Her entire family helps. Her husband holds the ladder. She climbs. Now she needs a higher ladder.
East Avenue is a very public street. People often stop and thank Jalna for her tree. They say it cheers them up. The tree has even gotten some fan mail.
Today, hundreds of crocuses are blooming under the tree. It’s a perfect way for everyone — of all faiths, or none – to celebrate Easter, and the arrival of spring.
…we have an extra hour to appreciate scenes like this:
Betsy P. Kahn captured these fantastic colors earlier this afternoon, on Hillspoint Road near “Fiona’s Island.”
Only 10 days to the start of spring…
The good news: Bogey’s — the popular, casual North Main Street restaurant/bar that fell victim to Hurricane Irene’s 2011 floodwaters — is reopening.
The bad news: It’s not in Westport anymore.
The good news: It’s not far away. The new location — where doors open later this week — is 2 Wilton Avenue, Norwalk. That’s a mile south of Stew Leonard’s, straight down the hill.
The owners are the same: Jim and John Stablein.
The ambiance will be just as great too.
Even the logo’s the same:
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
This Saturday night, we turn our clocks ahead one hour.
Daylight Savings Time is here. That pile of snow outside, which won’t melt until Memorial Day?
Just an illusion.