I am managing to sneak in my post on the Changing Seasons just before the end of the month.
April has been a crazy, whirlwind of a month – the weather has been typically inconsistent, I foolishly entered the A to Z Challenge again, and I’ve been hopping all month trying to get the house prepped for guests in May for 3 weeks … and planning a family reunion.
I did manage however to take a few photos of this month’s chaos.
It started with snow at the beginning of the month.
I don’t know who ordered it or why, but they should be punished. No joke – we had more snow by mid-month April than we had during any month this past winter. Mother Nature has been terribly confused.
Helen and I still managed to get out walking on some of the trails around Toronto. From the snowy trail along the Humber River one week …
… to flowering plants in the forest 2 weeks later …
However, it’s still April and mostly things are still looking rather barren in this part of the world.
This is also the time of year when my workload around the house seems to increase exponentially. Now it’s not just the inside of the house that needs regular cleaning, but the outside demands attention too.
I’ve been slowly getting the garden beds cleaned up and the outdoor *art* in place.
There shouldn’t be anything spectacular about tulips starting to bloom in April … except theoretically I don’t have any tulips.
In the 20+ years we’ve lived in this house, we’ve re-landscaped the yard several times. Each time the tulips have been pulled out. Every April they come back like clockwork. Why is it that the things I WANT to grow can’t take a lesson or two from these tenacious tulips?! Peonies? … are you listening?!!
… and speaking of coming back like clockwork … yes, every April we have ducks.
These beauties are not wooden decoys (although they would be lovely!). This pooped pair decided to siesta poolside while I laboured with unruly clematis plants and maple seedlings popping up everywhere. They blissfully ignored me.
Yes – April has been a whirlwind of activity, but May doesn’t promise to be any calmer.
Changing Seasons is a monthly photo feature hosted by Cardinal Guzman.