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Thursday, April 15, 2010

April in Des Moines

Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters

My town looks especially lovely in springtime ... after the winter we had, it really looks great.  Because of the early warm weather, the spring flowers have bloomed and some are already finished blooming.  Too quickly.  Spring comes and goes too quickly.  We live near a lake, so near that when it floods I like to say we have lakefront property.  Fortunately we aren't that close.  But we are close enough that it's our lake.  It belongs to us and another oh, 300,000 plus people.

Across the street is a park filled with crabapple trees.  Right now it looks like cotton candy in various shades from pure white through pale pink to fuschia and nearly aubergine.  My street leads to a main boulevard with spring flowers and bushes blooming in the median.  Tulips of three or four shades are at their peak.  One of my neighbors has a front yard full of bluebells.

Ah, Spring ...

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~William Shakespeare

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