Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

The opening of April

April is one of my most favourite months of the year. The word April originates long ago and is derived from the Greek word for ‘opening.’ April is the month that for generations has always been put aside to cleanse the home, to Spring clean, to purge, to begin again. The month for opening cupboards and drawers and dispatching anything that we no longer use – whether it be stale tubes of creams, frayed, worn and washed-out clothing, chipped crockery or that odd bit of plastic (whatever did I keep that for) it is the time for re-birth and refreshing the home. What can be more satisfying than to start a Spring clean with recycling and binning the things that we know we shall never use again?

April is also the month when more and more plants open their buds … what a wonderful month this is that presents us with so many things to look at – from new flowers to the birth of new creatures … it is wonderful to be alive and appreciate the opening of April.

Anemones in April

April anemones


Shinade said...

What an insightful, interesting and glorious post Polly.

Happy weekend,

BK said...

It certainly sounds like April is a very exciting month to start for a year. Have a wonderful weekend.

www.EarthDay.com.pk said...

Definitely April brings in those beautiful flowers & the green blossoming trees. Love is in the air & feeling romantic.

Mike Foster said...

Hey, I'm right there with you: April is one of my favorite months too.


♥georgie♥ said...

I plan to do just that this weekend! Spring clean...
stopping by from EC to drop and say Hi...

Pretsel Maker said...

It's wonderful to be here,
It's certainly a thrill!!

I think I really need a break, a time for myself. So, I decided to visit this place.

Mother Maitri said...

Sweet Polly, what gorgeous anemones. They are among my favorite little flowers. :o)And I may be gone from EC but you can't get rid of me! I'll see you at Blog Catalog!

And April is one of my favorite months of the year. My birthday is April 30, the flowers are starting to bloom, and it sings of new hopes. dreams and beginnings!

May April fill you with much much joy!

Big Hugs,