Monday, April 1, 2013
I didn't hear anything on the radio, or see anything on TV. I'm sure there were pranks played online, but I wasn't privy to them.
After work I needed to get a couple of things from the drug store. It would have been easy to stop on my way home, but I decided to combine the errand with some exercise and walk to a nearby Walgreens. After I got home and said hello to the cats I changed into a pair of jeans and laced up my tennis shoes, then hit the road.
I left my subdivision, strolled through the adjoining one, then crossed the street and entered a third. As I sauntered along, I listened to the birds chirp and enjoyed the bright blue sky. I watched a couple of squirrels scamper up a tree, and I marveled at the change in the weather from a week ago. Last Monday we had a foot of snow on the ground, and this week spring bulbs are blooming and the trees are getting ready to do the same.
When I turned a corner and saw large splashes of yellow in a yard I assumed it was another patch of daffodils. However, when I got closer I realized the homeowner had "planted" some silk sunflowers amid the emerging tulip leaves. I don't know if it was an intentional April Fool's joke, but those blooms weren't there the last time I walked that way...
Five years ago today: New Thing #81--The Joke's on You