Hoping this (the "narrative" included in the Mutts comic strip which is posted atop this entry) is not FAKE NEWS; for in the past, as far as my garden goes, Aprils showers have often taken way any possibility of May flowers;
as you might surmise from the following pictures of a flower from my Tree Peony...
..... and flower from my container housing Hot Spring Water Lilies ....
... as well as of my pictures of a couple of flowers from the many tulip varieties I've grown here.
Tulip details always move me and I appreciate many aspects of their lives. This is evidenced by my garden and my wall art featuring their details (a few examples can be seen below).
Birds love them too; and you can well imagine this fact
from the pictures below (taken in my garden) of a dark-eyed junco...
of a male house finch...
and of Cam, the female cardinal who has been a regular visitor to my place...
... and who is the story teller in the book series, Words In Our Beak.
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