Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

My dad emailed this story to me, and I think it is just the perfect thing for Easter!

In Saalfeld, Germany, a retiree named Volker Kraft decorates his apple sapling with 9,800 decorated eggs. He started with just 18 eggs in 1965, and now the 75 year old man plans to paint 200 more hollowed out eggs for next year to make it an even 10,000 and stop at that. The Easter Tree drew 13,000 visitors last year, and you can purchase a painted egg for approximately $7.10.

What a lovely ambition, and a wonderful way to celebrate the season!

1 comment:

Judy in Indiana said...

I hope he doesn't eat all those eggs himself, or he'll have a cholesterol problem. I would make quiches and give them to the neighbors. The tree is lovely!