April Showers Bring May Flowers


So what do May flowers bring?  Pilgrims!

Oh man, everyone thought they were hot stuff in the first grade with that joke right there.  Who am I kidding, I still think it’s funny.

It has been raining for what feels like forever.  Mid-month we experienced 10 straight days without precipitation.  Me and the hubs got so much work done around the yard, I wanted to open windows and start on some spring cleaning.  But this rain does not make me want to clean.  I’d rather curl up under a blanket with coffee and  book.

I really dislike the fact I have to get out in it.  It’s just so… wet.

But the thing that’s bothering me the most about all this rain?  I know there’s going to be a massive explosion of weeds in my yard.  The dandelions will be out in full force.  I can just feel it.  And I hate nothing more than weeding flowerbeds and crawling around the front yard digging up little yellow flowers.  And what’s up with the evil cousins with those prickly leaves?  I despise those suckers.

The rain is supposed to subside tomorrow which will make my trip to Churchill more pleasant.  The weatherman says Thursday and Friday are supposed to be clear too.  Saturday though – Derby Day – scattered thunderstorms.  Really?  And Sunday.  And Monday.  There goes the weekend and the rain-free celebration.

I think I need to come to the realization that if my other flower bed is gonna get done, I’m gonna get wet.

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April 27, 2010 - 8:05 am

emohn - Booo rain. And yaaay ‘boo! Nice picture – and a great take on ‘change’.

April 27, 2010 - 8:07 am

emohn - Oops. This one isn’t your ‘change’ picture, though it’s a pretty good take on changing seasons. I’ll wait with bated breath for tomorrow’s picture. :-)

April 27, 2010 - 8:08 am

shutterboo - I haven’t posted my “change” picture yet. But I think you’ll like it when I do. Mostly because it’s yours truly being retarded.

April 27, 2010 - 9:05 am

katie o. - can we talk about that photo for a second? holy wow it’s fabulous! that may be my new screensaver!

April 27, 2010 - 9:26 am

Jun Belen - Honey, so so love that dandelion!!!!!!!! I love the turquoise background! It’s raining here, too. The past few days have been gorgeous out here — perfect Spring weather and then all of a sudden we get dumped on. Oh well…

April 27, 2010 - 9:31 am

shutterboo - Thanks Jun! I know, what’s up with the rain? I’m about to bust out my go-away-rain dance.

April 27, 2010 - 9:31 am

shutterboo - You’re sweet. And yes, you can talk about my pictures any time. :)

April 27, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Wendi - Sorry about the pending invasion of the weeds. But the photo is just stunning.

April 27, 2010 - 7:42 pm

boogie. - it started raining again here too! I was all ready to have a food photoshoot, but it’s too gloomy & sporadic showers.

April 27, 2010 - 7:44 pm

amy937 - Amazing picture! I love it. I hear ya on those dandelion look-alikes. I just go out and start grabbing at weeds and never realize they’re the prickly ones until it’s too late.

April 28, 2010 - 10:50 am

Sarah King - Wow, this picture is phenomenal! How did you do it?

April 28, 2010 - 1:51 pm

geekgirl415 - Love this photo- it’s beautiful, even if it’s a blasted weed. I’m ready for the rain/cold to be over too… sooo ready….

April 28, 2010 - 8:47 pm

shutterboo - Thank you. :)

April 28, 2010 - 8:48 pm

shutterboo - Used my kit lens and tried my hardest to focus while holding the dandelion with my left hand. It was a sight to be seen. And I was honked at.

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