Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools'

Today is April Fools' Day, but (sadly) I didn't participate in any of the normal silliness.  It was slow today at the mall Customer Service desk; I didn't talk with any of the regular mall walkers, and didn't feel comfortable" tricking" any of the customers that came up to ask me a question.

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


  1. Good for them; good for you. Had I seen anything so neat I would not have had my camera, and don't have a clue how to use my phone.

  2. I thought those flowers looked strange, was trying to identify what kind they could be!

  3. How funny, the sun flowers look. Good joke though. I too never heard or saw any jokes this year. We all must have got very serious or something.

  4. They sure are cheery though.