Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Firsts - Garden Bloggers' Muse Day

I usually love the combination of photos and poems for Muse Day!
If you'd like to participate and/or read some great posts,
head to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago,
a garden blog by Carolyn Gail.

Would you like a little information about the first d
ay of April?

From Wickipedia:
April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. In some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool . "Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day. Another origin is that (at one time) April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April 1. Those who did were called "April Fools" and were taunted by their neighbors.

Would you like to read lists of births, deaths, and important events that happened
on April first? This is another Wickipedia site.

Would you like to read another list of people born on April first?
Click here for this information!

Would you like to read famous quotes by people born on April first?
Click here for this information!

Did Wickipedia list all the historical events that took place on April first of any year?
Click here for this information!

If you want to know what is happening on April 1, 2009
use a Google search for a plethera of items!

One thing you probably won't find...
Shady Gardener and "Mr. SG" are celebrating
their (30+ years) wedding anniversary!

There may not be a post for a few days.
Believe it or not, it's the truth. ;-)
Happy Muse Day!

16 comments:

Commonweeder said...

Happy Anniversary! You obviously have much more important things to do right now - celebrating and loving.

joey said...

Happy April 1st, happy Muse Day, happy spring and most important ... Happy Anniversary (love in bloom)!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Happy anniversary! As I said in your last post, I'd pick the day again any time, just not the man!! :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Happy Anniversary! With April 1st as the date, you never have to worry about anyone forgetting it.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I enjoy hearing the origins of customs, holidays and such. Fun!

Cameron

Kathleen said...

Oh, how wonderful Shady Gardener! Happiest of anniversary wishes to you and your hubby. That was brave of you to get married on April Fool's Day!!! But after 30+ years it must have worked. Enjoy your blog break.

Carolyn gail said...

Happy anniversary and happy Muse Day, Shady. Bet you two have some funnies to share about getting married on April Fools Day :-)

RainGardener said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 30 years. How wonderful!!! Like everyone said I'll bet it is funny to have been married on April Fools Day. LOL Humor is very good in the marriage.

Anna said...

Thanks for such an informative post and many congratulations on your anniversary Shady Gardener. Have fun celebrating !

Grace Peterson said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I hope you have a good time.

I enjoyed the April Fool's Day trivia. I figured it must have been a world-wide "holiday" when I read Stuart's post about the dangers of sniffing roses. :) Last year my sister emailed me with the news that her sons were chosen to be the first children to ride in the space shuttle. I'll never be gullible again. Ha, ha.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Phoenix C. said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great time!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Shady,
Happy Anniversary to you and Mr ShadyG! My husband and I just had our 31st in December! And we have a 12 yr old at home!
I love your VA Bluebells. I have one popping up right now...I just saw it out there today. I have just one; I definitely need more, don't you think?
I enjoyed your info. about April Fool's Day.
Happy Spring;-)
(I will be checking back on and off for the names of some of the shade plants you've listed. Your blog really is a big help for things like that)!

donna said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your honey husband. There's a good amount of shade in our yard, so I'll be back to check out your blog and see what I can learn.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

30 years!!! Wow!!! Congrats are certainly in order. I hope you had a wonderful celebration.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you all for your comments!! I'm sorry I didn't have time to answer them before leaving. This anniversary represents 30+ years. (A big plus!) ha.

We had a great time in Arizona. I hope you'll enjoy photos from our trip. :-)