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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers….

I have heard this saying since I was a little girl – April Showers bring May flowers! Magically May would come and all of the flowers and trees would bloom! I love this time of year!

The saying itself actually originates from the United Kingdom. For them April is one of the wettest months based on the jet stream. Since this area typically has cooler temperatures this time of year, flowers seem to bloom in late April and early May. The phrase is also thought to come from a poem from 1610 that starts like this, Sweet April flowers, do spring May flowers….

The saying also implies that when things get rough, just hang in there, it will get better. Don’t worry, be patient, April Showers bring May Flowers. I know the situation I am living is difficult right now, April Showers bring May Flowers! There is always hope that things will work out!

Living in the Midwest in April the weather changes daily! Last weekend was like summer and this weekend has been like fall! Not quite time to pull out all of your summer shorts and not quite time to put away your winter coat! We will get there! The daffodils and tulips are blooming and the grass is a beautiful shade of green! Don’t give up, keep your hopes and dreams alive and always remember April Showers really do Bring May Flowers!

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment”

Georgia O’Keefe


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