April Is An Interesting Month

Pink dogwood in our front yard, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 14, 2010.

April is an interesting month, although not always in a good way.  You know how April showers bring May flowers?  Well, we’ve had practically no rain at all this month.  I’m still hoping for May flowers,  however.

We had summer-like temperatures for most of last week.  We didn’t use the air-conditioner, but we did have the house open and fans running.  So you can imagine our shock and surprise when we got home from running some errands on Saturday afternoon to discover that a frost advisory had been issued for the Plateau.  We moved our container roses into the garage just to be on the safe side.  Fortunately we didn’t have any frost and so we moved them back out yesterday.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m not complaining.  We’ve had beautiful weather and beautiful flowers.  Our pink dogwood tree (above) is about as pretty as it has been since we moved here.

I am finding, however, that I must be slowing down with old age as it seems to take me longer and longer to do everything that needs to be done outside.  So If these postings become a little more sporadic than they’ve been in the past, rest assured that it is because the weather has been good and I have been working outside.  I haven’t forgotten about you and will endeavor to keep up as best as I can.

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14 Responses to “April Is An Interesting Month”

  1. Susie Says:

    Hey George, we haven’t had hardly any rain either. Today looks like a good chance for some. I need rain for my newly planted veggies.

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    You have to grab the outside time when you can.
    We have had 2 days of rain..can I send up some for you?????

  3. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Wonderful bloom and a great fishing sign.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    Your Dogwood is beautiful. I am thinnking of getting one for the new garden out front. I have looked at ‘rubra’ and Cherokee cheiftan’–time to choose.

    The weather will bring what the weather will bring. That’s all I gotta say. LOL

  5. imac Says:

    codswollop – lol you’re as old as you feel George.

    Nice post and flowers.

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    A beautiful picture. Well, we did get the frost!! And cold today! Everything becomes a bigger deal, I find, when you’re older. We can’t just go to bed anymore, oh no! It takea a half hour to get ready. Put out all the pills for the next day, brush teeth,unmake bed and fold up spread, take out beddtime trash,hmmm…I may do a post on this! Happy gardening and don’t tire yourself out. Sunblock!!

  7. Darla Says:

    I wish my pink dogwood would bloom, maybe it’s too young. You are forgiven for doing yard work Mr. George!!

  8. Happyone Says:

    One never knows what the weather will be like from day to day here either.
    Today is chilly but sunny.

  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Love those Dogwood blossoms.Jake and I are feeling like you,everything seems to take longer and use more energy.Funny,and we are not even old,or so we think.

  10. Becky Says:

    This is a beautiful pink dogwood blossom photo George…wow, the color is wonderful!!!

  11. Leedra Says:

    BEAUTIFUL pink dogwood. I was also shocked when we had the frost scare. Think everything survived, I hope.

  12. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Same schizophrenic weather here. We really need rain, for the plants and to cut down some of the awful pollen.

  13. Mary Says:

    Beautiful tree! We all seem to slow down a bit with age….or a whole lot for some of us 🙂 We haven’t had much rain either, which is unusual. So far everything is flowering that is suppose to.

  14. Rose Says:

    Your pink dogwood is a different pink than mine, when it is pink. It has turned almost white now. Both are beautiful though.

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