April, Wet and Chill—-Tuesday, May 8, 2018

April left us, that wet and chill month, with the massive winds that searched into every crevice and ripped off shingles…the chill of the spring dusk causing the furnace to turn on now and again.

Still the plants woke, putting on a few green leaves, then more, until they studded the flower beds and shimmered the pastures in newness only Spring can bring.

The little humming birds have arrived…I think there are six breeding pairs here so far.  The air around their little wings humming so much it it’s like a harp making music.

May has arrived and the winds have changed…growing warm and gentle instead of those massive things we had in March and April.

A calm time.  The skies full of sunlight.  A time of growing and acceptance.

The first time in years!

MAY! What a joyous time!

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,



22 thoughts on “April, Wet and Chill—-Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  1. I bet your lilacs smell wonderful!! I just love this time of year, when everything turns green. No matter how long the winter, spring always comes eventually! 🙂


  2. I love lilacs. We had a neighbor who had huge lilac bushes that spilled over their fence and scented the whole block while they were in bloom. Sadly, the bushes were removed when the house sold and as my own lilacs had died years before it’s been a long time since I’ve had that glorious perfume on the breeze. I hope to have at least one lilac bush wherever we end up eventually.


  3. Have you heard about the ‘supper bloom’ out in the desert? I think it is done. It is pretty brief. However, we are getting some of the best bloom we have seen in many years The rhododendrons are more spectacular than typical in May. Some are blooming a bit early.


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