April had its mood swings, its ups and downs. It delighted in daily changes of temperature and temperament. It began with April Fools Day and continued to trick us. Were those snowflakes or drifting petals? What to wear today?…a warm jacket or closet dive for summer wear.
The cherry blossom made a late arrival and then burst around us with an abundance of bountiful blooms. The somberness of Lent gave way to the joy and sensual pleasures of Easter.
Dark skies, chilly rain, one day. The next---bright colors filled our eyescapes---pale lilacs, sunny yellows, vivid reds. Trees tightly coiled at night, relaxed into frothy green tips the next morning.
We had to become quick change artists, go with the flow, be patient, be ready, slow down, warm up and let April do its thing.
We need April to remind us of the yin and yang energies that pulse in our bodies and surround us in nature.
April did a good job this year.
|Hillwood Estate by Kathleen Tyler Conklin|