Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"April" - from "Les Très Riches Heures" du Duc de Berry

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep" - Hal Borland
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything" - William Shakespeare
"April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers" - Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever" - Charles Lamb (my personal favorite among these quotes)
And last, but not least "Sweet April showers do spring May flowers" - Thomas Tusser

Interesting mix, isn't it? So what is April to you?

Here in Germany we have a proverb going "April, April macht, was er will" - translated "April, April, does what it wants".
It's the month in which you can rely only on the fact that you can't rely on anything regarding the weather.

First it gives you the famous April showers. You are happy about them because after a long winter you feel rain is still better than snow, even more so if the rain is as beautiful as this necklace from 2 Belles and a Bead. Usually it's a lot wetter, though.

Just when you have gotten sick of the constant rain and the sudden temperature changes (can you hear the giggling from up there beyond the clouds?), you get up in the morning and soon wish you hadn't looked out of the window.
What else? Nobody walked through your street at night and covered it with flour, just to play a prank on you. It's snow, face it. Come on, get out your snow shovel again and try to find your car. If you are lucky, you can see the pixies throw snowballs at the squirrels, like here in Pixe's Treasure Chest.

But miracles do happen. One day you see people sitting outside in the street cafés, children eating icecream, barbecue season has begun and the shades come out of the bags again.
You look up and there it is, warm and bright, twinkling at you - the sun.
Of course it's very well possible that the next day you wake up to a thunderstorm again, so it might be a good idea to carry your own little suns with you like the ones from Distinction Jewelry.

If you like adventures, April is the month for you, if you like consistency, hm, sorry, maybe you should stay in bed for a month.
It's almost over now - so share with me, rain, sun or snow, what do you face right now?
Here it's 70 ° F at the moment and sunny. So what am I doing sitting at the computer??? See ya!

Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Etsy Starving Artists Jewelry Team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current Etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.


mcstoneworks said...

April is my birth month so it's special to me for that reason. I think April is one of the most beautiful months of the year. The flowers are blooming and the weather is perfect - not too cold or too hot.

Cassie said...

"April comes in like an idiot..." I'd never heard that one before! The month did come in quite nicely here in the midwest, bringing 80 degree weather where we usually have the 60's. So long as my plants are coming up, I'm happy!

Lovely jewelry pieces for this blog post... very well done all around!

Anonymous said...

For personal reasons I've come to dislike april, but I enjoyed the blog post:)

tjrjewellery said...

April is my DS's B-Day month (near the beginning of the month) and we have had gorgeous weather some years, and people not coming to his party due to snow storms other years!

April does do what it wants!

faeriiidust said...

I enjoy watching the trees bud in the last days of April. It's my favourite time of year! Great post Cat!

Nicole said...

Love the necklace from 2 Belles YUM!