What May Flowers Bring

flowers-summer-grass-meadow“April showers bring May flowers.”

My husband quoted this old saying to me yesterday after I commented on how many rainy days are predicted for Toronto’s longterm forecast.

“What do May flowers bring?” he asked.

For a split second, I wondered if Canada had another stanza to this rhyme that I’d never heard before. There are small but noticeable differences between how Canadians and Americans pronounce certain words or how they describe what happened when the White House burned down.

As far as I can tell, this isn’t the case for this rhyme, though. It’s the same in both countries.

What could May flowers bring?



Hay fever.



June bugs.

Wedding floral arrangements.


Angry letters from your HOA if your landscaping doesn’t fit their strict rules.

Ethical dilemmas for the scientists who operated on Algernon.

Long, complicated conversations about the dangers of longterm exposure to pesticides in poorly regulated overseas greenhouses.



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