~ A P R I L ~
we welcome any rain that comes our way.
The drought conditions unfortunately continue to keep
us on one day a week watering restrictions.
April 1st ~ April Fool's Day
The history of this holiday is vague,
but the tradition of playing practical jokes on April 1st
is one that has continued through the centuries across the globe.
The above photo isn't really a prank,
but I have a friend who likes to "photoshop" interesting touches
to create a "joke" photo of sorts.
Here I am in Paris with my strolling French roosters.
One of the funniest she has given me is moi as Frida Kahlo,
complete with dark bushy eyebrows and a monkey on my shoulder.
Not sharing that one!
Do you have a favorite April Fool's Prank?
First Weekend in April
Can't leave out the much anticipated famous
Round Top Spring Antiques Week.
You can read about last spring's Round Top advernture here.
April 6th ~ National Tartan Day
National Tartan Day is a favorite holiday for me in April.
It's not because I'm Scottish,
but because I adore tartans and plaids.
Click the links below to visit Tartan Day Posts from years past.
~ 2015 ~ 2013 ~ 2012 ~ 2011 ~
April is the month that Texas wildflowers put on their show.
Roadsides are transformed into a carpet of vibrant color.
~ Bluebonnets ~ Indian Paintbrush ~ Evening Primrose ~ Poppies ~
~ Blackfoot Daisy ~ Indian Blanket ~ Wine Cup ~ Mexican Hat ~
~ Coreopois ~ Sun Flower ~ Rain Lily ~ Spider Lily ~
Just to name a few!
Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson for your vision in
spearheading the Beatification Act of 1965.
Andrea ~ Beautiful Butterfly Lady
Guest @ Eeyore's Birthday Party A Few Years Ago
April 30th ~ Eeyore's Birthday Party
To close out the month there must be a mention of
Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party,
a spring traditon here in Austin.