april showers

As promised, all those showers did indeed bring flowers.
April was a month of rain and poetry, contemplation and planning,
learning and listening. I am ready for May with its
growth and green, hope and sunshine.
So very ready.

The shift was slow this year, from grey to color,
a long drawn-out session of watercolor painting
on a landscape that refused to dry.
But I have a feeling it was meant to be that way
for a reason I have not yet uncovered.

Perhaps it was a time to give myself time.
To surrender to all the things I cannot control,
to re-learn patience, acceptance, and gratitude.
Time to grow the strong roots that will
support me throughout the year.

Now, I feel like this daffodil, finally peeking out
from beneath the heaviest of winter blankets.

Raising my face up to the sun,
soaking in that warmth,
that light, that energy.


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  • Graciel @ Evenstar Art April 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Along with you, my friend, I am so very ready.

    Beautifully said. xo

  • Vonda April 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

    The shift has been slow–I needed to read this today-oh–how I want to control even the seasons!
    I am ready too–but with more gratitude…

  • Krunal April 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I’ve never seen that colour on these flowers, nice capture.

  • elk April 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    interesting … thats what grows in my garden too…

    love the treatment on the photo!!

  • Karin May 1, 2011 at 1:49 am

    That’s beautiful. Our garden is filled with flowers and colours now, but I remember that first daffodil a couple of weeks ago. I felt just like you!

  • Chantal May 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Sun is energy, rain costs energy

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo May 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I felt like April was holding out on me until the last week. Finally we’re surrounded by green (yay).

  • Leah C May 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Words so true…and I’m ready, too:)

  • lisa May 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Such a wonderful analogy, and such a beautiful photograph!

  • Marcie May 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Yes…it’s been a long slow month of April. Color – so slow to appear. So great to be finally May!

  • Reena May 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Oh, yes, so ready for the greenness of summer. Beautifully said!

  • Chantal May 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    the image is softer than rain can ever be

  • Jen May 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Was in Florida this past week for a spring break vacation…and so enjoyed the sight of flowers everywhere I looked! Hopefully April showers will give way to May flowers in Wisconsin!


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