Happy April [2021]!

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous • Illumination: 90% • Moon Age: 17.87 days • Moon Distance: 363,297.39 km

4th month is here!

North – East – South – West

Fire – Air -Water – Earth

Addition – Subtraction – Multiplication – Division

& four wishes for a blooming month ahead!

Welcoming the 4th month with it’s colors on my

“Upside Down Tree”

Technique: Watercolor • © Marina Kanavaki

• This month’s colors: Pink & Purple
• April Birthstones: Diamond
• Flowers associated with April: Daisy & Sweet Pea
• Words of the month: Innocence, Blissful, Curious, Delicate, Departure, Lasting Pleasures, Playful, and Tenacious
• Astrological signs: Aries & Taurus

Celestial calendar

April 12 New Moon at 02:32 UTC.

April 22, 23Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year. Its glare will block out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

April 27 Full Moon, Supermoon at 03:33 UTC. Also known as the Pink Moon [by early Native American tribes because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers], the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. This is also the first of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.

[info from seasky]

Listening to

Sergei Rachmaninoff

whose Birthday is today!

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op.18

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Bernard Haitink conducts the
Concertgebouw Orchestra

00:00​ Moderato
11:39​ Adagio Sostenuto
23:07​ Allegro scherzando

Happy April everyone!

39 replies »

  1. I love your gorgeous tree, Marina, and Happy April. The poppies around here are so beautiful and vibrant as I drive to work each day. A new season of new hope. 🙂 Hugs for a great weekend, too! 🌹🌸🌺🌻🌼❤️🧡❤️🧡

  2. Dear Marina,
    the upside tree has a tradition in the Kabbalah, the Sephirot. I like your picture between naive and profound.
    The Rachmaninov piano concert is great. Thanks for sharing and for sharing the celestial calendar as well. What a GREAT post!
    All the best. Happy Easter 🐣
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Awwww…. thank you so much dear Klausbernd! Yes, I know about the Sephirot. This was part of a watercolor series inspired by the Oneness of “As Above So Below”. Trees, Duality Trees, Inverted Trees, reflections, dreamscapes, paths, in search of their fulfillment. So glad you enjoyed it!
      Happy Easter 🐣 to The Fab Four of Cley [ours is end of April, but will keep your wishes! 😉 ]
      All the very best to you, my friend!

      • Dear Marina,
        I recently read a book about the calendar and learned how much discussions have been about fixing the date of Easter and how it depended on measuring exact time of the year, lunar or solar. Interesting.
        Thank you for making me aware of it again
        Klausbernd 🙏🚶‍♂️🙏

        • Dear Klausbernd,
          I wonder why the Orthodox Church hasn’t changed to the Gregorian calendar and still uses the Julian, since we’re all on the Gregorian anyway… Oh, well. Let’s just say it’s Easter Month and everyone’s covered! 😉

    Love your art!
    Love the Rachmaninoff music! Interesting, he was an April Fools baby, but grew up an April Fools genius!

  4. Happy April to you (you might want to check your deets re: birthstone and flowers 😉 )
    It is a wonderful month… ahem… not just coz I arrived in this month, of course!
    Purple, eh? I didn’t know that…

  5. Happy April, Marina. Love your tree in the colors of the month. 🙂 My April is starting with an abnormal blast of winter. As I like to say, winter’s final slap in the face. Last night was the first of three nights of below freezing, and today’s high will be only a few degrees above freezing. No fun during springtime … but seasonal temps return by the weekend. 🙂 Rachmaninov’s music is wonderful! Yamas!

    • Thanks, my friend! Exactly the same here, but the sun is starting to come out. Still very cold though with sleet.
      March was a real weather roller-coaster!

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