Do spring May flowers
--Thomas Tusser 1557Good Points of Husbandry
Or as we always said, "April showers bring May flowers."
As I was thinking of wishing you a pleasant April to come, this and the succeeding twenty-nine days, I recalled a little song we sang when I was in elementary school. Why we were taught such things, I cannot fathom, but there it is, stuck in my mind.
Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly, Molly
April is the time for folly, folly
Blackbird's shouts ring round and round
While Jenny Wren is building in the Willow.
Put off your cloaks of grey and brown
Run in you green shoes out of town
Run in the meadow up and down
While Jenny Wren is building in the Meadow.
What nonsense that you learned in school is still stuck in your head?
May your flowers be bright and your feet be dry. Happy April Days!