a lot, a lot, a lot
the river rose high
up and over
paths washed out
nice to intersect
where the land met the water
with this very happy dad
following his wife and son
making their way
through what was very recently
a grassy playground
on island park
paddling through to the river
“ever think you’d find yourself paddling here?”
“no, but i’m so, so happy that i am!”
“celebrate the success of others. high tide floats all ships.”
-susan elizabeth phillips
“when april steps aside for may,
like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
fresh violets open every day:
to some new bird each hour we listen.”
(no explanation about the alien orb)
that moment when you are walking
‘here comes the sun’ clicks on
the sun returns
as it always eventually does
the universe in alignment.
“truth is like the sun. you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
happy easter to those both near and far
hoping we can gather together again before too long
“bunny slippers remind me of who i am. you can’t get a swelled head if you wear bunny slippers. you can’t lose your sense of perspective and start acting like a star or a rich lady if you keep on wearing bunny slippers. besides, bunny slippers give me confidence because they are so jaunty. they make a statement; they say, “nothing in the world does to me can ever get me so down that i can’t be silly and frivolous.”
image credit – Eli Halpin, Carrot Cake in Blush
In the municipal center of Newport Beach, California, sits a local oddity that is equal parts controversial, cuddly, adorable, and absurd.
The sculpture, dubbed “Bunnyhenge,” consists of 14 large white bunnies arranged in a circle, with two even larger 8-foot-tall bunnies found nearby. While these oversized stone bunnies sit stoically staring at each other with their colorful beady eyes, the town around them has become divided over their existence.
When it was first installed in 2013, the sculpture was initially very popular, especially with children (creepy as some others may find a circle of giant bunnies to be). But the public artwork also cost the city $221,000, or nearly $14,000 per bunny, which outraged many residents. One candidate for city council—who was later elected—even declared that “we need to blow up the bunnies!”
Despite the threats, the bunnies have made it nearly five years, and can still be found strangely and stoically gathered in the park by City Hall.
“read to your bunny often and your bunny will read to you.”
-rosemary wells, american author and illustrator of childrens’ books,
including the ‘max and ruby series’
credits: leira, atlas obscura
APRIL FOOL, n.
The March fool with another month added to his folly.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic’s Word Book, 1906 (entries 1881–1906)
photo credit: pinterest vintage french postcard
“springtime is the land awakening.
the march winds are the morning yawn.”
image credit: pinterest.com
“It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before…
There is a blessing in the air,
Which seems a sense of joy to yield
To the bare trees, and mountains bare,
And grass in the green field…
We from to-day, my Friend, will date
The opening of the year.
Love, now an universal birth,
From heart to heart is stealing,
From earth to man, from man to earth:
—It is the hour of feeling.’
~William Wordsworth (1770–1850), “To My Sister”
art credit: ‘sing me a song,’ by caitlin welz-stein
kinder’s hair shows signs of spring.
‘as full of spirit as the month of may, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer. ‘
“don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”
– easter bunny
image credit: earth’s beauty