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Tips For Living Life (April)

Updated on April 1, 2016

Togetherness....there is goodness in it.


It's April, so what?

With the 30 days of April we get a month of (hopefully) spring-like weather, the start of the hay fever season that doesn't end until October, the opening of the long baseball season and winding down of professional basketball and hockey.

Gardeners sharpen their tools, tune their machines, and till the soil for depositing the first seeds of hoped-for harvests.

The younger generation are still in classes, Easter services see a return of some whose faith and participation have been sorely tested during the inhospitable days of winter.

Indoor gymnasiums and fitness centers disgorge exercise enthusiasts to the great outdoors, and delayed spring cleanings get underway in earnest.

Not to be outdone, our fine, feathered friends head further north, and some take up residence for another brood and another season.

Baby chicks, ducks, and bunnies seem to sprout up like asparagus, and the roses start leafing out toward their eventual splendor.

With an important election year already well underway, the flyers and robocalls sweep westward toward some kind of conclusion when the less welcome summer sunshine heats things up even further and political parties strive for harmony and attention.

Those who pranked and were pranked on April Fools Day will finish thinking thoughts of "just wait 'til next year!"

Those who love fishing, hiking, and camping will be in their glory, and the various mosquitoes (dangerous and less so) will only just begin to be menaces and pests as nest building birds gobble spring bugs while spring bugs eye this year's choicest selections.

Ah, it's April!

This time of year prompts reflections on already forgotten New Year resolutions as matrons and debutantes ponder advertisers' slogans of "Summer is just around the curves!"

By the end of April, marketers take their vacations and go into semi-hibernation with the end of the series of holidays that stretched from Halloween last October through April's Easter parades.

The "real world" takes a back seat to the "new world" as lawns green, trees blossom, flower bulbs burst, and serious thinkers wish that all could be right with the world, while realizing this year that it is likely to get worse before it gets significantly better.

Casting such thoughts aside, while we can, April ushers in the "season of promise" by the crack of the bats, the hum of the rototillers, the buzz of the bees, and processions of strollers.

Love it while you can, each and every one of the 30 days. They won't come again for a year, and by then the world will surely be different, like it or not.

In some places it was hard to believe that the grass was always there. But it sure is nice to see it green again!



© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA

      Spring and Fall are my favorite -- not too hot or too cold. April is pretty awesome.

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      Demas W Jasper 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FlourishAnyway -I don't know who rated April as the tenth lowest scoring month of the 12 months. But I know it could not have been you, given your statement that "April is pretty awesome."

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      Deb Hirt 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is a wonderful time of year and you just have to love it, then look forward to the rest of the year.

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      Demas W Jasper 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - It's the wrap up of winter, and the opening up of the rest. All the blossoming is going on and I even refilled and hung a hummingbird feeder yesterday after several days close to, or in, the 70's here, just in case some early arrivals want to know if they are welcomed.

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      Deb Hirt 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Definitely do everything early for the birds. The Lark Sparrow that I finally saw and was able to photograph this year was a month early. As the motto goes, be prepared.

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      Demas W Jasper 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Do you typically use film for your photographing of the birds? How much do you do with digital?

      You are to be congratulated on the doggedness of your approach and the beauty of your results.

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      Deb Hirt 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I am strictly digital now, it took me quite some time to get to the electronic age. Thanks for the great compliment. I am still practicing my craft, and when I get there, I'm sure that my photos will be used by some good mags. It will still take some time.

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