Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome Sweet Springtime

March 1st.

In my little corner of the world, the third month of our new year has definitely arrived like a lamb. The sun shines brightly, and the temperature hovers around 60 degrees. Beautiful!

But do not be deceived. March is known to be the most unpredictable of all the months of the year. As the saying goes, if March comes in like a lamb, she’ll roar out like a lion, so thirty-one days from now, we could have ankle-deep snow, or rains and high winds that wreak havoc. We hope none of that occurs, but past history proves that it’s possible.

The good thing is, winter officially ends with March. Spring in the northern half of the world begins with the vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20 or 21 depending on the year. The equinox occurs twice a year when the sun is directly above the equator. At this point, the hours of darkness and daylight are equal in length. 

An old superstition calls the first three days of March "blind days" because they are "unlucky." If rain falls on these days, farmers supposedly will have poor harvests. Some superstitious farmers wait until the fourth day of March to do their planting.

Many changes take place in March. Animals end their hibernation and many plants come to life. The sap flows in the trees again, buds begin to show up, and soon, the first robin will herald the beginning of spring.

Suddenly, the world seems brighter.

I believe all seasons, like all people, have some good in them. If you’ve been reading this blog very long, you know that I truly love fall and winter, but when spring arrives with its sunny days and budding flowers and trees, it’s difficult not to love it, too. The seasons sometimes remind me of my children; I love each of them differently—for their diverse qualities.

A very smart lady once told me: “When we are in tune with the changes that happen around us - like the varying seasons or a child or a person who needs some special attention, then we are truly living a full life.”  ~svm

Thankfully, I am. In all seasons! Hope you are, too.

Welcome Sweet Springtime!


Jon said...

Absolutely beautiful peggy, and informative as well. Good job. Jon

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luella said...

A nice description of March peg. Love it. luella

D said...

what a beautiful heartfelt post! You write so well peggy. Keep it up. Darlene

Drema said...

Peggy as you said each season has its own beauty, as humans do, all we have to do is look for that beauty in all things. Your beauty shows through your writings,mannerisam, quietness and your daily walk. I am blessed to have you as a friend.

Peggy~ said...

And I feel doubly blessed to have you for a friend! You are a beautiful example for me and for everyone who knows you. Thank you, Drema!