I WAS FEELING FOOLISH on the first day of April when I bundled up in a warm coat and scarf. It had been a cold rainy week and this one day surprised me with its warmth and blue skies over Elgin Heritage Park.
Blue was reflected in the puddles as joggers ran past wearing light t-shirts.
Blue also ribboned the marshland where spring was percolating to a choir of what seemed to be hundreds of tiny Pacific tree frogs singing ribbit-ribbit from within the grasses.
Birds chirped louder, daffodils beamed brighter, the grass was greener and ...
the river was less muddy and gray.
The mirrored clouds rippled in the water like balls of cotton stretched out.
No one knows for sure how April Fool’s Day got started. It might have something to do with the Gregorian calendar moving the first day of the year from April 1 to January 1 in the 16th Century. But I think it could also have something to do with the pranks the changeable weather plays.
See more skies from around the globe at Skywatch.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms