April can indeed bring its fair amount of rain, so taking advantage of rainy days is a must for this month! If the day is relatively warm, there is nothing like putting on some rubber rain boots, a raincoat, and grabbing an umbrella to venture out for a walk in the country! The landscape can be simply lovely with fresh greenery and newborn flowers peeking through the ground after a long winter's slumber. Flowering and budding trees are darling dripping with water drops; while the scent of rain mixed with April's new soil and flora is undeniably magical! Be sure to walk through large mud puddles to truly experience a real walk in the rain! Take your partner, the kids, or go alone – just remember to relish the raindrops on your brow!
This is a great time to start gathering rain water for all sorts of wonderful, efficient, and “green” home purposes. Water your plants and animals and rinse your hair in the lovely, sweet water like our grandparents did! My grandmother had an old rain barrel at her farm, and I remember my twin sister and I each gathering a pitcher of fresh water to rinse our hair after a bath – it was quite cold, but made our hair silky soft! Check out www.rainbarrelguide.com for more information.
Keeping it Simple
After dinner on a rainy day, gather the family around and play a good long game of "Clue" or put on the movie classic, “Singin' in the Rain,” Watching Gene Kelly dance in the rain always makes me smile - and as good as Gene is, Debbie Reynolds steals the show – what a darling talent!