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This doormat is in front of the steps to our front porch. It has quite a few hailstones that came down a moment ago.

The birthstone for April is the diamond. The hailstones look a little like diamonds – well, maybe to someone  with poor vision and cataracts.

She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.

As it happens, my birthday is in April. I mention this, and diamonds, on the off chance that someone wants to send a gift.  Only kidding.