April Showers, Flowers, and Vivaldi (2014)

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“April showers bring May flowers, 
That is what they say. 
But if all the showers turned to flowers, 
We’d have quite a colourful day! 

There’d be bluebells and cockleshells, 
Tulips red and green, 
Daffodils and Chinese squill, 
The brightest you’ve ever seen. 

You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies, 
Carnations pink and blue, 
Forget-me-not and small sundrop 
Glistening with the dew. 

We’d have fireweed and milkweed 
And many more different flowers. 
Mexican star and shooting star, 
Falling in the showers. 

And if all the showers turned to flowers 
On that rainy April day, 
Would all the flowers turn to showers 
In the sunny month of May?”

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This morning, I quoted “April showers, bring May flowers…” to a friend, and as a result, it put me into a very flower-y mood. I donned my floral skirt, a bright colored top, my purple jacket (since there was a chill in the air), and my cream colored flats that matched. I felt quite cozy, and appropriate for the season.

It was only later, after I started writing this post, did I realize that last year I had made a post regarding “April Showers” around this same time. This might just become a tradition.

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Later today, while I was on a walk, I passed by a garden that had some tulips. It had just finished raining, and the rain droplets rested very nicely on them. (I couldn’t help but think of song in Bambi called “April Showers.”) These tulips were beginning to fade and wither. I love the way the edges frill, and the color matures. Tulips are such nice flowers. When I worked at Kroger (grocery) in the floral department they were the most fun to arrange (next to carnations).

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And in timely fashion, I received my new floral phone case today! I had gotten it off of eBay, and it wasn’t expected to arrive until the middle of May. I’m so happy it made it here early! It’s a Cath Lidston case, and very pretty, I think. I had also just painted my nails (a lilac color) and the color matched the case! I’m one happy girl.

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The month of April has been a good one, albeit it went by a little fast. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things. Winter is such a slow season, although I do know for some that isn’t true at all. Naturally, though, everything slows down in winter; picks up in spring; heightens in summer; slows back down in fall; and then repeats itself. A natural flow that God has given us.

I hope to get many things accomplished this year. I’m excited for what may come, but somewhat fearful at the same time. It only brings good opportunity for me to learn to lean upon the Lord, and to wholly trust in Him alone. Every day brings a new lesson; each season a theme. What is this life but a race to obtain the “prize”? (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

As far as spring in scripture is concerned, Song of Solomon comes to mind. This is the passage many associate with the rapture. “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” I cannot say whether or not we’ll “come away” in springtime, but I sure do hope it’s soon. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. His time is the best time.

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”
Song of Solomon 2:10-14

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I have to go for now. A friend is calling me. I look forward to what May has to bring.

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