April Showers – we get flowers in April in Cameroon!

It is amazing what some good tropical downpours of rain can do.  We are not talking about nice gentle showers that are experienced under an umbrella.  We are discussing windy, wet and violent showers that are typical in this part of the world.  So if Europe and North America require a month of April showers to get May flowers, here it is simple a week or two to go from this …

This is 12 hours after the first rain on over two months.

This is 12 hours after the first rain on over two months.

to this …

 

Less than a week, with two or three showers, has resulted in this transformation

Less than a week, with two or three showers, has resulted in this transformation

And it is not simply grass – it is beautiful blooms like this.

"Dead sticks" gave rise to these beauties.

“Dead sticks” gave rise to these beauties.

 

Currently we are in the season of Lent, when we are reminded of death.   The message of Easter is how life can spring forth from death and the natural world shows us a tangible reminder of the beauty of that truth.

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1 Response to April Showers – we get flowers in April in Cameroon!

  1. Gwen Luepke says:

    what a poignant reminder for Lent!

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