The old adage warns against putting all your eggs in one basket -- so Volker Kraft has hung them all on a tree, instead.
For more than 40 years, the Easter egg enthusiast has been collecting the fragile shells and hanging them on a tree in his Saalfeld, Germany garden.
This year he reached a milestone when he slipped the 10,000th egg onto a branch. Now the 76-year-old retiree is finally ready to stop.
"There will be no increase because I do not have storage capacity anymore. I would have to sleep with the eggs otherwise," he said.
The colours and textures are a feast for the eyes, and the sheer number of eggs have made the family garden something of a tourist attraction.
Kraft first hung 18 eggs on the tree when it was just a sapling -- all the way back in 1965.
Since then, the Kraft family has been adding new eggs embellished with everything from sequins and sea shells to rhinestones and pearls.
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