Sunday, 5 April 2015

Under the Beech Tree - April

Well I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Easter weekend!  We have had perfect Spring weather he last few days.. great for walking.  Today we have had family over for dinner, then visited the sheep and lambs over in the fields this afternoon.. it's been a lovely day :)


Sunshine on the April Beech Tree

I wish I could of recorded the birdsong for you too..

Gemstone - Diamond
Flower - Sweetpea

Anglo-Saxons called this month Eostre Monath. For the Spring Goddess Eostre, who is associated with hares and eggs.  Easter was originally a pagan celebration of life returning to the earth following winter.

Of course April begins with April Fools Day :)

An old saying:
"March winds and April showers 
Bring forth May flowers."

A time to see Morris Dancers.. Regarded as an ancient tradition as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603).  These "madde men with their devils dance" were banned by the Puritans following the English Civil War.

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