Hug Bug Club - Spring [Image © katerina_dav, logistock -]

Spring Newsletter 2023

Dear Hug Bug Friends,

Hello, Hola, Bonjour! Happy Spring! Happy Earth Day!

I feel more alive in Spring, and I want to be outdoors as much as I can. Around us, everything is growing and changing so quickly. What do you like about Springtime?

Here is a song for Earth Day that you can sing everyday of the year.


Earth, Water, Air & Fire [Image © / adhit.dhika]

By Andy Ruszel SOCAN

When I go walking I like to see
The waves on the water, the flowers in the fields
My brothers and sisters, the friends on my street
Laughing and playing and singing so free.


Earth and water, air and fire
The worm digs deeper and the robin flies higher
We’re all part of one family
The sun and the earth and you and me
The sun and the earth and you and me.

Where does it come from the air we all breathe?
Where is it going the water in the stream?
Small is the seed and big is the tree
Hey, ain’t that little seed just a little like me.


Listen to this song on “Diamonds and Dragons”, “24 Carrot Diamond”,
or on
A World of Music with Charlotte Diamond
Music Book with CD


Woman playing Ukelele, surrounded by four singing flowers.


Spring is full of surprises, new feelings, and new discoveries. When you go walking,  notice all the colours that are popping out. Purple, Yellow, Blue, and Orange crocuses, White snowdrops and Pink cherry blossoms! What a kaleidoscope of colours!


Each of us is a Flower,
Growing in life’s garden,
Each of us is a Flower,
We need the Sun and Rain.



Earth Day [Image (c)]


Let’s celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! It’s a special day that reminds us to protect our Earth and do what we can to create a healthy environment for animals and all living things. You can help by planting  wildflowers and leafy vegetables around your home, at school and in your community. Did you know that most fruits and vegetables that we eat have flowers and grow from seeds?


Close-up of child wearing yellow rain boots and splashing in a puddle. [Image © Adobe Stock]


April showers bring May flowers, and Rainy Days also make delightful Puddles for splashing and playing. Of course, you need a raincoat and your boots!


Puddles [Image © -]

by Charlotte Diamond

I’m ready for, you’re ready for, we’re ready for the puddles
I’ve got new boots… a raincoat, too…
I’ve got a hat… and it’s bright blue…
The sky is gray… raining cats and dogs…

And I’m ready for, you’re ready for, we’re ready for the puddles.

From “My Bear Gruff” and “24 Carrot Diamond”

Vocal Performance available for purchase as a song download on my website.



Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends - A Collection of Songs


My new Picture Book, “Charlotte Diamond’s Animal Friends” has a great action and echo song about “Splishin’ and Splashin’” and swimming. Summer weather is on the way, and I hope that you like to swim, splash and play in the water as much as I do! I sometimes see seals when I kayak on the Sechelt Inlet. We can study how animals swim and move in water. Dogs paddle, otters slide, porpoises flip, and whales spout and breach. Have fun in the ocean, lakes and streams. Always be safe and take some lessons to become a strong and confident swimmer.


Whale Spouting while Splishin' and Splashin'By Charlotte Diamond SOCAN 2000

As recorded on “Charlotte Diamond’s World” and “World of Music” Music Book and CD

Splishin’… Splashin’
Splishin’ and Splashin’ around in the water
I’m Splishin’… Splashin’
Jumping around making waves.

I can dive in the water …
Slide like an otter…
Flip like a porpoise, spout like a whale.

I can leap like a salmon…
Float like a seahorse …
Slap like a beaver and I don’t need a tail.


I can croak like a frog …
Hop off a log …
Dabble like a duck and glide like a swan.

I can bark like a seal …
Spark like an eel …
Meow like a catfish deep in the pond.


Otter, Swan, Duck and Frog on a Log Splishin' and Splashin'


A Gift For You!

Free Song Download!

Until May 15, 2023, I’m offering my newsletter subscribers a FREE DOWNLOAD of “Splishin’ and Splashin”. CLICK HERE to go to the store, and then click on “Add to Cart”. At checkout, enter coupon code:

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A Gift For You - Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers [Image © Adobe Stock]

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Until our next visit, Adios, mis amigos! Au revoir, mes amis! Goodbye, my Hug Bug Buddies!

Keep singing together and exploring Nature.
Take care of our Animal Friends and
Leave the World a Little Better

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Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
7045 Porpoise Drive
Sechelt, BC Canada
V7Z 0C8

or email

Charlotte in her Banana Hat!