WUMB April Program Guide

Flower Songs for Spring

Our recent Spring fundraiser was a huge success due to your amazing generosity. Thank you so much for renewing memberships, making additional gifts, starting new memberships and for your monthly gifts as sustainers! 

My thoughts have definitely turned to spending as much time as possible outdoors soaking up the sunshine and warmth as our New England temperatures start to moderate. My daily walks have taken me to places like Acton Arboretum and Minute Man National Park to watch as nature works its magic and flowers start popping through. It’s made me think of some favorite flower songs.

Love Is A Rose
Neil Young wrote this and Linda Ronstadt did a great version on her 1975 album Prisoner In Disguise. Each version brings a different spin, Neil’s is more sentimental, Linda’s is more sassy. Which do you like better?


Wildwood Flower
Wildwood Flower” is a variant of the song “I’ll Twine ‘Mid the Ringlets”, published in 1860 by composer Joseph Philbrick Webster, who wrote the music, with lyrics attributed to Maud Irving. The original Carter Family recorded it in 1928.

Oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful song written by Tom Petty and released as the title cut from his 1994 solo album. I have this album on repeat!  I’m including a lovely version of the song by Brandi Carlile from a virtual celebration of what would have been Tom’s 70th birthday last October.


Enjoy the beginning of spring and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses (after you’ve taken your allergy medicine!)

~ Randi

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