May 18th, 2022
"Though April Showers
May come your way
They bring the flowers
That bloom in May....."
That's from a song by Al Jolson called "April Shower". He wrote that more than one hundred years ago and most people still are at least a little bit familiar with it, (even if they do not know it's origin). Somehow, I even still know the tune to sing it by :)
Mr. Jolson, as it happens, was born in Lithuania. His family immigrated to the US via New York City where he spent his childhood. He died in San Francisco. Perhaps in those places - Lithuania, NY and California - the adage is true. Rain in April = Flowers in May. But it's not the case everywhere.
I happen to know that Colorado is running a little light on rain this so far this year and actually so are we here in Florida. Our "rainy season' has not yet begun. Oh we have had a bit of rain here and there, but here we are in May and our April was noticeably dry. So we know for sure that, at least for some folks, the first part of that song is not exactly accurate.
Oddly, the second part, for us at least, holds true. Right now, in the third week of May, we are still enjoying flowers galore! My camera and I took a walk yesterday afternoon and I was delighted with what I found. Flowers in nearly every colour you could possibly imagine.
Pinks and purples and blues:
Yellow's, Red's and Oranges:
There are even a few perfect white flowers here and there:
While I was strolling around, I couldn't help but also take photos of some gorgeous homes and other buildings. I know it has nothing to do with the song, but I couldn't help myself. Oh and a few fountains. I do love the fountains:
Somehow, I managed to get a couple of birds:
So I'm not sure what exactly I learned from all this. Hmmm. May is dang pretty here abouts is perhaps the best I can do. Ain't nothin' wrong with that.
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