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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for April


around my yard this weekend


Showers wash clean winter's remains
Replacing coats with jackets again.
Budding trees and allergies
Garden plans, sketches and dreams.
Green plush outdoor carpet,
Slip on your wellies; rain puddles are targets.
The earth becomes alive once more
and birds their nests will make for sure.

~~Betsy




I've joined the A to Z Challenge for 2012!
Every day in the month of April we post with a consecutive letter of the alphabet, with
Sundays off (except for the 1st). This is my first time joining in, so I'm excited to see
not only if I can do it, but to meet a whole new group of bloggers.
To read more about it click HERE.
There are over 1500 bloggers linked up!

Come back tomorrow for the letter B!


 

54 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy! I will be doing the A to Z challenge as well. Great post...for all those reasons, I love Spring. Looking forward to A-Zing with you!

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    1. Oh great...I'll look forward to visiting you! It will be fun!

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  2. what a great challenge, great peom as well,

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    1. I gotta start thinking of B...and C! lol...

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    1. always think the spring is more beauty than summer, you know by the wether, ehy the cat put the best face for you lol

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    2. yes, I think you are right...spring is more beautiful! Everything is fresh and colorful....and not too hot yet!

      And you are feeling...and your kids?

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    3. Dito is OK, Esperanza is still sick I wanna go to a concvert tomorrow!!! I have a terrible fight with her sigh!
      ANd feel weak Betsy but a little better thanks.

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    4. sorry she wanna go to a concert! and dont feel well:(

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    5. Oh no! Maybe she will be better tomorrow! Kids never want to miss fun things when they are too sick. Sigh.

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    6. yes thats the porblem and when I told her she angry with me sigh!

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    7. It's so hard to be the parent sometimes. :(

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  4. lovely pics...love the one of the cat...and your flowers look to be in bloom...bet they smell good...nice verse too...

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    1. thanks, bri....the violets are blooming!

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  5. A daily letter of the alphabet will be a interesting challenge, Betsy. I love your photo collage and springtime poem!

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    1. It will be interesting! I was thinking that some letters will be easier than others! ha.

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  6. Cheater it isn't the first yet
    But I suppose I won't fret
    As it almost is here
    Still earlier down there I fear
    Then again it is the 1st somewhere
    May even be the 2nd at some lair
    And now I went off on a whole other rant
    Instead of saying what a pretty plant
    And love the kitty too
    Sure we'll see many more crop up at your zoo
    Also rhyming like that cat
    How about that

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    1. It's the first in Europe already...and some of them are playing along.
      besides, I always post in the evening as I play my songs.
      You're going to teach my kitty population how to rhyme?
      If they all do it together that will really be a crime.
      lol.

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    2. LOL oh that would be grand
      Instead of a band stand
      You coul have a rhyme time
      That just be sublime
      Sure beats any old mime
      And it would not be a crime

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    3. A cat choir could be grand
      maybe you could write an anthem and tune for a band?

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    4. haha that I could do
      Even have it sung for you
      Although not by me
      As that would not cause glee

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  7. Hi!! I just went and spent un-budgeted money on flowers and plants for the front of our home. We moved in last year this time, and it was torturous not plating anything!!

    My post was for my friend's adoption fund raising, but my husband has actually agreed to us beginning the adoption road. We are only in the VERY beginning stages, but I am so excited/terrified to see what God has for us!

    Great to be "back"!

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    1. yeah, I saw your comment on Jill's blog, so new you were blogging and starting the adoption process! :)

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  8. Your yard is looking beautiful! Though I feel like rubbing my itchy eyes just looking at those flowers. ;)

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    1. Oh, I know...me, too! I'm filled with antihistimines and eye drops! lol.

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  9. Yay!!! I am doing the challenge too. Excited to see your posts. I love your yard, so beautiful already. wow.

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    1. Oh good...it will be fun to see what you do, too!

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  10. I need some Spring!
    I want to come and visit your beautiful yard.
    Still cold and wet over here.
    I put away my sandles for now.

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    1. tonight turned cold, damp and yucky here! No sandals for me, either! Brr!

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  11. Beautiful photos Betsy! I'm just about finished with my A post but decided to come visit everyone for a little break :)

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    1. and I was so glad to meet you today! This should be a fun challenge!

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  12. A is for April and apple blossoms (well I think some of these pretty pretty blooms are apple?)! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. there are some crab apples in there! :) Magnolia, dogwood, too.

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  13. I think you'll do just fine with this challenge. You kinda already have "B" covered...blooming. And "C"...cat. Oh, and "D"...dogwood. Wow, you're good at this! :)

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    1. haha...I could just change the title to this post for a few more letters! :)

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  14. Hi Betsy .. that says April all over it .. just beautiful and I love the photos they're so clear .. cheers Hilary

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  15. I'm going to give the A-Z Challenge a try; I hope I can keep up with it. I think it will be good for me. Anyhow...your April 1 post is lovely, so perfect for what I hope will be a wonderful month filled with sunshine and not too many April showers.

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    1. Hey..great! Go sign up...it's open through tomorrow, I think. should be a lot of fun!

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  16. Wonderful, you really captured the season with your words. And lovely pictures to boot.

    Claire's Writing Log
    Twitter: @ClaireGoverts

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    1. thanks, claire....looking forward to youy blog this month, too!

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  17. Lovely poem! I look forward to more throughout the month.
    Thanks for stopping by my place!

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    1. it was great to meet you, laura...looking forward to doing the challenge with you!

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  18. Lovely Spring Pics :) and the poetry. Will be back for B ! Thanks for visisting :)

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    1. same to you, sunithi! Loved your blog!

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  19. Hi, lovely to meet you! Thanks for stopping by :) Will see you tomorrow for B!

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    1. Hi Natalie..enjoyed reading about your little guy today! :)

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  20. Such a cheery start to the alphabet!

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    1. It should be a fun challenge...hope so, anyway! ha.

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  21. Your yard looks wonderful.....aren't you loving spring????

    Sorry I missed the pedi party....I was outside/ha

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    1. thanks, nanny...the flowerbeds need work, but the trees look great! ha.

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  22. Hi, checking out your blog for the A-Z Challenge. Love this short, but sweet, hint of spring. If it wasn't cold and sleeting here, I would throw on my shorts and a tank and run around the yard. But, that will just have to wait a few more weeks here in Mass. I look forward to hearing more, I'll be back.

    Shannon

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  23. Such a pretty collage for Spring. The challenge will be a challenge - some of the letters anyway! I look forward to seeing what your ingenuity produces.

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  24. Oh yes, the budding trees and the allergies...I have run into both! Your pictures are so pretty! ;D

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