Friday, April 01, 2011

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS ... 'A PROMISE MAY IS BOUND TO KEEP'

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep."

~ Hal Borland




"Rain is grace;
rain is the sky condescending to the earth;
without rain, there would be no life."

~ John Updike


APRIL GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY ~
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23 comments:

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Beautiful! Welcome Spring and Happy April 1st!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful slide show and song. I think spring has sprung!

Eileen

p3chandan said...

Happy Spring..such beautiful flowers!

joey said...

Thanks Karin ... yea April!

Not yet here but soon, I hope. Thank you, Eileen.

p3 ... thank you. It won't be long now!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

A friend of mine was due today... but the kid's staying in, lol. :)

Rick said...

What a neat spring song, accompanied by shots of beautiful flowers that the rain has ushered in.

Carol said...

Happy April Joey! May you have many showers of love, blossoms and rain! Wonderful slide show and fun song . . . trying to recognize the singer!

joey said...

Thank you, Rick. Past rain showers :) Still behind but spring is here!

Hi Carole and thank you. See, you are way too young ... it's Al Jolson!

Kylee said...

Joey, this was just WONDERFUL! I enjoyed it so much! I just shared it on Our Little Acre's Facebook page. Thank you!!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Kylee. Wishing you a beautiful April. Spring is a bit fickle, slow to arrive but I'm hopeful! At the lake in northern MI this weekend ... still patches of snow and a frozen lake but Michigan beautiful.

Diana (Di) said...

Joey, I do believe you are an ole soul just like me. I wonder how many people remember listening to Al Jolson. So perfect for your beautiful photos!

joey said...

Agree, Di, and thank you. Yes, ole souls are good and a treasure! We indeed share many of the same joys in life ... only a word/thought away, we are surely connected and for that I am thankful, dear friend :) April (((hugs)))

Rose said...

I love this quote, Joey! Looks like your garden is full of promises. Happy Spring!

donna said...

What a delightful post, just perfect for Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. My favorite photo in the slideshow was the pussy willow. The photo with all the snow on the tulips...not so much my favorite. ha-ha I'm sick to death of anything to do with snow. However did you come upon such a perfect song for this post? I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

donna

Kala said...

Lovely quote and slide show Joey. Spring really is in the air now!

Patsi said...

Nice presentation. What don't you have blooming ? !
Boy, that tune from Al Jolson is really old...before our time.

Lindalou said...

I was thinking it sounded like Al Jolson. How nice to find out I was right. Lovely. I'm just going to close my eyes and pretend that Spring is really here.

This really made me happy.

joey said...

Yes, promises Rose :)

Thank you, dear Donna. 'Old as dirt' me loved Al Jolson since childhood. My sister and I, with a box of tissues between us, would cry watching his old movies. Agree, a perfect song for the season ...

Hopefully, dear Kala. Thank you :)

Hi Patsi! All photos still a dream and, yes, Al is even older than me :)

Thanks, dear Lindalou! Though so young, a movie buff, not surprised you would know about awesome Al Jolson. First talkies and such! So, let's pretend spring has found us :) Perhaps tomorrow !!!

sweetbay said...

Wonderful slideshow of spring flowers. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

joey said...

Thank you, Sweetbay. It was fun to create. Happy April :)

Rosey said...

Rain is music to my ears and a sweet smell for my nose.
Hooray for spring rain!

One said...

Beautiful images, Joey.

I've put a link to your blog in my current post so that they can come direct to see more of 'Love in Blooms'; http://onenezz.blogspot.com/2011/04/caption-fun.html.

joey said...

And rain all day today, Rosey!

Thank you, One. Happy April :)