Saturday, April 1, 2017


"To what purpose, April, do you return again?  Beauty is not enough.   You can no longer quiet me with the redness of little leaves opening stickily.  I know what I know.  The sun is hot on my neck.  As I observe the spikes of the crocus.  The smell of the earth is good.  It is apparent that there is no death, but what does that signify?" 
                              ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

"April, April laughter girlish laughter; then the moment after, weep thy girlish tears.
                ~ Sir William Watson~

You can always tell it's Aril by the sound of falling rain that mystic, mournful music as it trickles down the drain.

We're told we should be thankful for the kiss of April showers as it washes all the grass clean and  prepares the soil for flowers.

There's another side to April which doesn't bode us good, when that mini, manic maelstrom turns the lawn to liquid mud.
          ~Thomas Vaughan Jones~

April rain is here again; hear it pitter, pitter, patter, on the leaves and on the trees, see it spitter, spitter, spatter.  Rain, oh rain, don't go away we need you for flow'rs in May; Drip, drip, drop and do not stop, send a little rain our way."
                         ~Nina B. Hartford~

"Winters done and April's in the skies, earth, look with laughter in your eyes!"
                   ~Charles G. D. Roberts~

Have a wonderful Month of April.


Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Yes, goodbye March and welcome April!
Your header is lovely and there are very interesting images on your sidebar as well.
Have a sunny and cheerful April, dearest Madeline!

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you Sara.

Linda said...

What a beautiful welcome for the month of April, dear Madeline!

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you Linda.

baili said...

lovely post ,so interesting dear friend!
here we get less rains though i daily read in texts sent by friends that in north my native village is taking good bath in everyday rains.
April is spring's peek here and blooming and chirping is delightful message of this month

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you Baili for you visit and kind comments.

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