The phrase “April showers bring May flowers” is a popular saying used often during the month of April. This is typically the time when the last bit of snow turns to all rain as temperatures climb, and increased rain shower activity sparks the beginning of flowers and plants to really start blooming.
- The month of April, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.
- (by extension) A period of discomfort or hardship can provide the basis for a period of happiness and joy.
The saying “April showers bring May flowers” itself actually originates from the United Kingdom, where April for them is one of the more soggy months based on the position of the jet stream. Since this area typically has a cooler climate, the lower temperatures often push back the appearance of flowers to late April and early May. The phrase is also believed to come from an early poem with a line that goes, “Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.”
- A: Everything seems to go in the wrong direction – B: Don’t worry. Be patient. April showers bring May flowers.
- I know the situation I’m living right now is difficult, but April showers bring May flowers.
- Child: I hate all this rain. Why does it have to rain? – Mother: April showers bring May flowers. Although it was a dreary, rainy day, we felt cheerful, since April showers bring May flowers.
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