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April Showers Bring May Flowers

– Posted in: Gardening, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Garden | Flowers | Crinum Lily

The month of April has arrived, and with it, the hope of rain and gentle showers. Typically, the average rain fall in Tampa for the month of April is only a couple of inches, if that. Slow and steady is the best kind of precipitation one could ask for – and today, we are getting just that.  The rain is coming down just right – not too fast or too slow.  It is perfect and magical.

There is so much activity and beauty, even in a sunless day. I took a brisk walk in the rain this morning, and it was very refreshing to breathe – and experience. The birds were singing the most harmonious songs; one could tell their chirps were bursting with happiness. All my trees, shrubs and plants were sipping on their water with glee. No pools of water at their feet; they were relishing in their refreshment – much like grand southern ladies sipping tea at a social luncheon.

shrubs & marigolds


different stages of a bloom

So, yes – it is raining.  The sun is hiding out today.  The wind is messing up our hairstyles and we got our feet wet.  Doom and gloom?  I don’t think so.

I hear ducks quacking, birds singing, and the soft drops of rainfall as they hit my porch.  I smell clean and refreshing air.  I see beautiful color and vivid images as flowers evolve from seed, to bud, to magnificent blooms.   Mother Nature has blessed all my senses in one short stroll through the yard.  I find no doom and gloom in that, only beauty and awe.

Rain, Rain, Wonderful Rain …

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