Tuesday, May 5, 2015

They Bring The Flowers That Bloom In May

Gaillardia (Indian paintbrush) in my own back yard!
 
In late April, we "skyped" with our in-laws in England.  I MAY or MAY NOT have sung a song to them. 
What do YOU think? 
 
 
Evening primrose- Arabia Mountain






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.)



Is it really possible that someone would sing this to their oh-so-elegant and refined in-laws?
Well, yes...I would!

Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary to Joan & Peter, my sweet in-laws!  Another reason to celebrate May! (The new princess was born on their anniversary!)


 

28 comments:

  1. Doing the maths here and I am mildly surprised that my parents are already going to have their Golden Wedding Anniversary this year - in spite of them being younger than your in-laws. And if my first husband and I had not divorced nearly 15 years ago, we'd have our Silver Wedding this year. Goodness, that makes me feel old! (Not really.)

    Happy Anniversary to your lovely in-laws!

    We really needed all the rain we've had in the past week, April was far too dry. But now that is has rained a while, we'd love to have our sunshine back so that we can enjoy the wonderful flowers that have come out since!

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    1. I hope you and your sister will have a wonderful celebration for your parents' Golden Anniversary! Thanks for the well wishes for Joan & Peter!
      Happy Spring to you!

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  2. Good for you! I'm sure your song and the sentiments behind it were well received and appreciated! :)

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    1. Yes, it is the thought that counts! xx

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  3. We have had our Ruby Wedding. Where do the years go!
    I wish our spring would come - it is wet, windy and very chilly again today. The buds on the trees are only just breaking and the plants are looking distinctly miserable. Perhaps tomorrow we shall go straight to summer - and so until it comes I shall make do with pictures of your plants and trees!

    Congratulations to your in-laws too.

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    1. I have seen photos on Graham's blog and it looks like your Spring is very late coming this year! Your British summer is wonderful, I know, so you will have that to look forward to! xx

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  4. That flower at the top is like a burst of sunshine! Gorgeous.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank, you! That flower is a perennial, it is in a pot and it comes back every Spring! xx

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  5. Happy Anniversary to them! What a nice historic event to happen on their big day.

    And i learned that song years ago, from a Bugs Bunny cartoon! It's one i've liked since i first heard it as a child.

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    1. Thanks!
      HA! I think I remember that song from Bugs Bunny too! Honestly, I think I must have really studied my cartoons, I remember them so well!

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  6. All the rain had been a welcome sight for all the pretty spring flowers.

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    1. You know how much rain we had in April!! Still, the May flowers are worth it! xx

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  7. We do have to have some rain to enjoy the flowers for sure. Happy anniversary to your in laws.

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes for them! xx

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  8. Happy anniversary to your in-laws. Aren't you loving this time of year? So many pretty flowers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you sweet Susie! Enjoy your Spring and Happy Mother's Day on Sunday! xxx

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  9. And when you see clouds upon the hill, you soon will see crowds of daffodils. So keep on looking for that bluebird and listening for his song whenever April showers come along. Al Jolson could choose a song couldn't he?

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    1. Yes, thank you for putting more of the lyrics on your comment here! I love this song, I wish more people knew it!

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  10. Neat flowers. I liked the April Showers on the uke. It's one of the songs I play on my ukelele, only I can't do anything but strum.

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    1. Hey Dennis!
      Is there no end to your talents? You must have told me that you can play the ukulele before, but if so, I don't recall. I am most impressed!
      I quite liked this gentleman playing this, glad you did too!

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  11. I believe the neighbours did complain to the local papers....

    Anyway, it is still raining in May!!!

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    1. Ha! Yes, it's a wonder I didn't start the dogs howling!
      Still raining for you? Sorry, come to Georgia!

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  12. Dear Kay - I love your evening primrose photo - just beautiful. Happy Anniversary to your in-laws, and I'm sure they thoroughly enjoyed your song.

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    1. Dear Mairead,
      Lovely to see your sweet comment here! I hope they liked my song, they know I am a nutcase! xx

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  13. Congratulations to your in-laws! My parents celebrate their 50th in October! One of the ladies at my quilt group last night had put that poem on her April journal quilt. x

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    1. Thank you, Julie! Congratulations on your parents' Golden anniversary in October! I love that you just saw those words on a quilt and then, you read my post! Thanks for sharing that with me. Hmmm,, I think you should tell her to send me that quilt! HA! xx

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  14. It's so neat to hear this song on a uke. He plays it very well too!

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  15. Thanks, Kay! I thought this man's performance was good also, but since you are from Hawaii, I am glad to hear that you think so too! I want to go to Hawaii and hear some songs on a ukulele! Happy Mother's Day! xx

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