Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Showers Bring …




 Ta Da!   CONTEST WINNER! 

The winner of the Walter the Pug tote from last week’s blog is: KELLY!   Kelly, please send your mailing address to detect@rogers.com and Walter will wing his way to you.  Thanks everyone, for comments! 





And now onto those April showers!

April showers bring so many things: muddy boots,  wet feet, gray days, for sure.  Then there is flooding: what they call nuisance flooding (blocked roads and driveways, unusable parks) and more serious water problems.  I hope you are all avoiding those things this year and every year in fact.

It's not easy being a crocus!
What I like about April showers is that the messy, black snow starts to disappear and bright, brave little flowers start to appear.  The bravest in this part of Ontario with its brutal winter and hot humid summers are the little crocuses.





Yesterday, I noticed two people had stopped while walking by our house and were pointing. The patch of crocus we planted last year was emerging to bring a little joy and the promise of better days ahead – Spring and Summer.   They're not beautiful yet, but they give me hope!

The other gift of the showers is that my nearly legless dogs can at last for a W-A-L-K.  Being princess dachshunds they’re not crazy about being wet and cold.

No one can see me hiding under this blanket!


But they like the reaction their raincoats get from the world.  Of course, I have to talk them out from the porch first.

Let's wait until May!
As for me, I love my old yellow rain boots. 



 I feel like I’m five years old in them and I can’t resist splashing in the first puddle I find.  This one might have been a bit too much.
Very cold and very wet!


What can I say? Dignity is overrated.
How about you?  Do April showers fill you with joy or dread?  Let’s hear it. Spill!