April, Ahhhhh Miss April, Let Me Count The Ways!
I can’t help but think of the song April Showers whenever I think of the month of April.
Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it’s raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, (It’s raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list’ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.
This is the fourth in my series of the months of the year. If you missed them, the links are below.
Miss January here,
Miss February here
Mr. March here,
Of course April is MISS April…first we think of April “showers”, not April downpours or thunderstorms although those types of storms are always possible…the memory thinks of soft showers of rain to awaken all nature with a fresh drink of water.
Poets write about April….a favorite Shakespeare poem is this one:
“Oh how the Spring of love resembleth the uncertain glory of an April day! Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and bye a cloud takes all away.”
Add to her admirers, E.B. Browning, Alfred Hayes, E.M. Holden, and J. Keble to name but a few who have written of her beauty and charm.
Miss April can be “fun” to be around and she can be a bit of a jokester starting on the very first day of her month, A date known as April Fools day.
And then she can be very serious, welcoming in Good Friday and Easter which by the way are not always in April. You see Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs next after the vernal equinox, so there are years when Easter is in late March. Miss April likes to keep one guessing, that is part of her charm.
Speaking of charm….what could be more charming than Miss April’s birth flower?
The Sweet Pea!!!
……signifying blissful pleasure
Yes, that is our Miss April…but there is more regarding this pretty little flower.
……. sweet peas are also used to say goodbye…hmmmmm.
Miss April is indeed a very versatile, lovely lady.
And her gemstone???? It is the diamond….
…..of course it is!!!!!
And this particular diamond is a 3.03 loose Carot diamond and in case you are wondering if it is for sale…. the price tag is $90,441.00… but you get free shipping! LOL
I can just see her now, fluttering her long eyelashes as she accepts a beautiful diamond ring …or necklace or ear rings. I’ve been known to flutter at the sight of a diamond, myself. 🙂
As we examine further, we find that Miss April’s name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”.
It is also believed that the month’s is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).
According to Greek Mythology….Aphrodite was known as the Greek Goddess of Beauty, Love and Eternal Youth.
As long as we are discussing myths ….don’t forget what Zeus told the beautiful Aphrodite…..
hmmmmmm……that statement could open a whole can of worms in today’s world.
So there you have it….our Miss April with all her awe and wonderment. It is not surprising that she is one of my favorite months.
How about you? Do you have a favorite month of the year?
Blessings to all in this Easter Season….