Monday, April 8, 2019

Spring Has Sprung!

April is a wonderful month. For the most part the snow is melted. Flowers start to bloom. Trees are turning green and there is a hint of summer in the air. It's a nice relief after a long winter. What I like about April on Mackinac Island is that people are returning. It's not tourist season yet, but workers return to paint the houses, work on remodels and other construction, and spruce up the gardens. There is so much activity in preparation for the season opening in late May.

Hi, I'm Allie McMurphy and I run a fudgeshop and hotel on Mackinac Island Michigan. My sweet pets, Mal,a bichon poodle mix, and Mella, lovely calico cat are excited to see the snow melted and the buzz of activity on Main Street.

Want a sneak peak at Mackinaw Island prepping for the summer season?

Check out this video:




Yes, there's a lot of construction going on. But we wouldn't have it any other way.

What is your favorite part of April? Leave a comment below for a chance to win a Candy-coated Mystery.

Good luck! Allie




22 comments:

  1. I love that the weather is warm enough so that I can start hiking again. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  2. I love the return of the flowers.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. The longer days which are perfect for walks and the warm evenings. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Bright sunshine all day long and warmth which increases and allows me to read outside and enjoy the garden. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. My favorite part of April is everything turning green again. I enjoyed the video of Mackinac Island in the winter -- the construction workers sure are really dedicated to make that daily commute, and it would certainly be interesting to attend such a small school. Thanks so much for your giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net ~

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  6. Longer daylight hours.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  7. Interesting video. My dad's & my sister's birthday are both in April, so that's always fun.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  8. In south Florida it means fewer people and shorter lines in stores and restaurants.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  9. I like the warmer weather! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Slightly warmer weather and getting my hands dirty in the garden. :) luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I love that th spring bulbs are popping out of the ground getting ready to bloom or get covered in snow, depending on the day. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  12. My lilacs are in bloom in April. I love this time of year to get outside and work in the garden.
    babemomara@att.net

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  13. My Birthday, April 8th !!!! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. April is my birthday month. Got to love that.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. I like the warmer weather and the signs of spring: robins in the yard, the grass turning green and the trees budding. Also the appearance of spring flowers such as tulips. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  16. Getting outside to walk again and not needing as many layers. Even if it's cold or windy, spring cold feels different than winter cold lol Tari H, barbie17(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  17. Watching the flowers grow & bloom doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Flowers blooming and being able to plant veggies & other flowers
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Everyone seems in a happier mood in April. The birds are singing, the pets get to go outside and the flowers are smelling delicious. It is my favorite time to sit out on the patio and read.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. The flowers blooming and being able to work on our veggie garden.

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  21. I love that's it getting warmer and almost time to open the pool. And I love that there are days where it's warm enough to sit beside an open window and read.

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  22. I love the weather. It is usually not too hot yet. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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