Here’s to nature’s showoff season

Easter has passed, but there’s still a funny bunny my spouse the Binmeister named Bertram, hopping around the Rooney Bin backyard.

Pink petunias are in full bloom in the front yard. The roses and azaleas are showing off too.

Prior to the 14th century the season was known only as Lent. One theory is that it was renamed spring, because that is when plants seem to be springing from the ground. Indeed, spring has sprung at the Bin, and no one could be happier than Binmeister, who has been joyfully hopping around spreading mulch and feeding plants, as well as talking to the chattering squirrels and chirping birds looking for nesting places.

The first day of spring officially arrived March 20, but April is the month of Easter bunnies and silly celebrations that begin with April Fool’s Day and go on to include Holy Humor Month — Did you hear about the Holy Cow? He was legend-dairy. National Columnists Day is the 18th. (send notes of praise to April 29 is National (cough, cough) Hairball Awareness Day and today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

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