Spring Spring Spring!
April Showers and April Flowers....Ah, April again!
The urge to snap....
Hammers are pounding across the street as a new structure is joining the neighborhood. The roofers are trying to get at least the plywood sheets on before April rains dampen the builders' spirits.
Welcome as the rains will be, I made the rounds of watering roses, tulips, jonquils, grape vines, and other shrubs and fruit trees that needed gallons of encouragement while the April showers lined up to deliver their spring moisture again this year.
While the sun was shining, however, the first order of the day was to capture some of the abundant April beauty that is already showing forth. It isn't time for gladiolas and snapdragons here, but it is time to snap, and snap, and snap the perishable beauty of this April moment.
The watering got done, too, and some good, soaking early April rain has arrived.
March this year brought a few days of record warmth, and did bring record, life enhancing moisture.
Cherry blossoms and time to hang out the "Vacancy" sign.
The saying is that "April showers bring May flowers." April has its own beauty, if we just look around and put our cameras to work!
April in the United States of America brings with it some of the wild weather of March, and some of the beauty of May. It all depends on what part of the USA you are talking about.
There are specified Climate Zones which are generally referred to in order to determine when it is typically safe to plant crops without fear of killing frosts.
While it may be 85-90 F. in Arizona, it can still be -5 F. in North Dakota and parts of Minnesota, This April has seen snow on the east coast, and even here where these signs of spring are abundant this year of 2021.
We had snow here in Utah's Climate Zone 4 on April 20, 2015 so we lost much of that year's fruits.
The sudden changes of April's weather here in the Rocky Mountains, bring with them strong spring winds. Fruits that were developing nicely in 2020 were thrown to the ground by a 65 miles per hour wind.
Fruit or no fruit, every April has abundant beauty for us to enjoy, for it is "Spring, Spring, Spring!" again this year and my fingers are crossed that we stay warm enough that the current blossoms will provide another year of delicious fruits to go along with their beauty.
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