The Changing Seasons, April 2021

April has been a crazy month for weather. With temperatures ranging from below freezing to around 80 degrees (27 C), cold damp weather was sandwiched between absolutely gorgeous spring days. As we leave April for what is normally (and hopefully will still be) our most flowery spring month, our rollout to summer continues. I’m hoping for a spring-like May rather than a hot, muggy, summery May. We could get either and there’s no way to predict it with any degree of accuracy.

Glorious weather on April 9th
The still waters at River Bend on the 10th
Tulips bloom in my bouquet on April 11th
On the 14th, our chipmunk dropped by for a day of snacks
Blooming daffodils on April 15th
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Snow fell on April 16th
Wildflowers on April 20th
April 23 was delightful
Perfect weather on April 24th
Cold and rainy. Definitely indoors on the 25th
A starling checks in on the last day of April
Rain and wind – inside again on this last day of the month

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Others focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape. In the end, it’s your changing season, and you should approach it in whatever way works best for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

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Categories: Blackstone River, Changing Seasons, climate change, Nature, Photography, Wildlife

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20 replies

  1. Goodness! It does sounds like a very schizophrenic April – hope May is as you wish … more Spring-like!

    Lovely captures: beautiful scenery and very perky animals! My favourite is Doggie wistfully looking out the window!


  2. The Starling image is amazing. What a varied month of weather you have had. Here is to a mild and comfortable May!


    • Climate change is hitting places along the ocean more than inland areas I think. Warmer oceans are stirring up unusual weather patterns. Also bringing big sharks with many, many sharp teeth because the warm water also brings their favorite dinner: seals. And if the seals get away, those swimmers look pretty tasty.


  3. The light in your photos is delightful, Marilyn. I really enjoyed your chipmunk and starling photo too. Wonderful. I hope you get some rain in May but not too much.


    • I don’t think we could get too much rain unless we were hit by a huge hurricane — a rare event around here. It has been so dry for so long, the rivers and lakes are hungry for wet. So are our woods and gardens.

      I had never gotten such a close look at starlings until they started to drop by the feeders. They really are beautiful, which probably explains how they got here in the first place.

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  4. Wow, your April weather does a bit crazy. We’ve just had a gradual transition from hot and dry to cooler and just a little bit wetter. If we don’t get a wet winter, next summer’s drought will be pretty bad.


  5. A work of beauty..


  6. Lovely photos, Marilyn! They sure say it all about spring.

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  7. what a great concept and I really love your bridge shot


    • I hadn’t realized we’d be outside so much. I guess we were because I have outdoor photos from a dozen days in the month and a dozen more all taken from inside (birds, flowers, et al). This is much more than usual — and a lot of pictures especially considering my computer was down for almost a week. The weather was bizarre and erratic, I was going to make a gallery, but that wouldn’t explain how strange the climate has been. Hence the timeline 😀

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