Happy April - keep a close eye on those pranksters ;)
April is the fourth month of the year. It was originally called Aprilis by the Romans possibly named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Aprilis also meant “to open” alluding to the seasonal blossoming of flowers and trees around springtime. It’s a time of planting and spring cleaning.
After July, April is the second rainiest month of the year bringing about the popular expression “April showers bring May flowers.”
April’s birthstone is the diamond symbolizing purity and love. Its birth flower is the daisy, often connected with innocence and gentleness.
April is the month of April Fools’ Day, Earth Day on the 22nd, Easter Sunday (though not always), Poetry Month, Frog Month, Tweed Day on the 3rd, and International Dance Day on the 29th. April babies are meant to be active, attention seeking, friendly, hasty, adventurous, and loving.
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Birling Gap, East Sussex, England (grumpysistersink.blogspot.com)
Baaaaaaa…..this is one of my favourite places in the world.
Baldursbrá in Iceland by Jutta234 (x)
Someone requested these for cosplay purpose…
and so I changed Gaia’s design a bit. Her original design she doesn’t have legs. Just the landscape that goes on infinitely. Now it’s a…rather lolita Gaia…XD
if you ever cosplay my character, please share your photo with me…>w< ////
Hera & Gaia from MYth (c) Zelda C. Wang
Read MYth online at Manga Magazine.net
Beautiful yet scarred. Calm and violent. Gentle and deadly… Our Earth.
A quick color sketch of Gaia, the mother of all.
I think of Gaia as a deity that keeps changing. Every time you look at her, she looks different. She is constantly changing in appearance and personality, but her “inside” stays the same eternally. She is like an unpredictable child, and you can never guess what pleases her.
Character from original web-comic “MYth” (c) Zelda C. Wang
Gaea held one hand out in front of her, palm down. “Place your hands beside mine”.
Without hesitation, CC put her hand next to Gaea’s, and Isabel followed suit.
"Look at how amazing we are, we three, as we reflect the three aspects of the Divine Feminine," Gaea said. She pointed to each of the women’s hands in turn, beginning with CC’s, which were shapely and unlined. "The maiden, lovely and young, with her life stretching before her, magical and new. She is vibrant and fresh, drawing the power of springtime to her."
Then she pointed at her own hand. It was stronger and the knuckles were already beginning to show lines. It was a hand that could do a full day’s work and then comfort a sick child. “The mother, full and ripe, filled with the power of summer and autumn. She is life-giver and nurturer. She is the heart of her hearth and home. Without honoring the mother, the family cannot thrive.”
Then, with an infinitely gentle gesture, she touched Isabel’s gnarled hand. “And the crone, although I prefer her matriarchal title, the wise woman. She is rich with wisdom and experience, a leader to those who will someday take her place when she is gone, and a comfort to those who are at the end of their life’s journey.Her power is of great depth. It is that of the experience of ages forged with the strength of winter.”
Gaea spoke solemnly, clasping their hands in hers. “Alone, each is important and unique. But joined together, they form a three-fold link that is soldered by the Divine Feminine. We need each other - that is how we are fashioned. To deny this is to live a life less than fulfilled.”
"Women need to stick together," CC agreed. "Even if we are different."
"Isn’t that what woman is, a magical, complex blending of differences?" Gaea said."
Estonia (by Andrei Reinol)
Spring Flowers Around the World
- A woman carries a branch of peach blossom flowers for sale at a field in Hanoi, January 24. The peach blossom is believed to bring luck to families. (Kham/Reuters) #
- A boy runs amid field mustard, symbolic flowers to herald the start of spring, in full blossom at a park in Tokyo, Japan, March 19. (KIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA) #
- Raindrops sit on crocus blossoms in a park in Munich, Germany, February 21. (SVEN HOPPE/EPA) #
- Almond tree blossoms on Ainos mountain on the island of Cephalonia, Greece, February 6. The blossom of almond trees is a sign of the arrival of spring. (ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA) #
- General view of several peach trees in blossom in the spot La Macetua, Murcia, eastern Spain, February 20. (MARCIAL GUILLEN/EPA) #
- People sit in front of blossoming crocuses in the Botanical Garden in Berlin, Germany, March 10. (Britta Pedersen/EPA) #
- Robins feed on staghorn sumac on a tree in North Adams, Massachusetts, March, 20. The sight of robins have often been linked to the beginning of spring. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via Associated Press) #
- Japanese plum blossoms in full bloom in the city of Isumi, Chiba prefecture, Japan, March 4. The ripening of the fruit in June coincides with the rainy season in Japan, which is called ‘plum rains.’ (Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA) #
- A slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in a park at the river Rhine bank in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 20. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)#
Hooray for Spring!
Photo taken at the Daffodil Festival in Meriden CT last spring