01 March 2010

march into march

here comes march, the much hoped for end to winter in new england. not everyone feels this way - skiiers and snowmobilers pray for one more big snowstorm in march and they sometimes get it. but march is the best of both winter and spring worlds since the snow often is light and fluffy and melts easily with warmer temperatures. mud makes an appearance in march, so much of it that some call this month mud season. sap buckets appear as maples stir from winter dormancy. now is when i start hoping for pussy willows by the side of the road - and snow fleas in the melting snowbanks.

31 comments:

C said...

hey my name is chris, too. happened upon your blog and was wondering where you live because i am from malone, ny.... 11 miles from canada... are you that far up?

nice pictures you take.

i want me some blueberries right now!

c

as in christine or chris.... ;)

Anna said...

Hello, I'm a new reader of your blog and would just like to let you know how lovely it is. You take beautiful pictures, so thank you for sharing.

March has started off brilliantly in South East England, the sun hasn't stopped shining and it really feels like Spring has sprung!

Irina said...

Reading your detailed explanation of the last snow in march makes me sad for some reason.
1.I've only seen snow once in my whole life.
2. It seems sad it has to go away = (
But the picture is actually quite beautiful and admiring it makes me feel a bit better haha.
I wish it would snow more here though, I've only ever built one snow man evar! Well more like a snow family =P

~irina

J said...

It's wonderful...the way how different places have their unique natural changes in different seasons. March is indeed beautiful with the ending of winter and the welcome arrival of spring or summer in some places.

The villager: said...

It has felt like a long winter...bring on the spring warmth.

lauren scheuer said...

I love those snow fleas!

Kisma said...

I love winter and snow...but I adore spring too. Beautiful shot!

Suz said...

Love your profile picture
says it all
smart pretty and happy
just like your blog
I'll visit again

Suz said...

I like your profile picture
Smart pretty and happy
Like your blog
I'll be visiting again

Leenie said...

Yes, still the good snow but hope for flowers. Your photo looks like snow blossoms.

~*Shananagins*~ said...

love the picture! I can't wait for spring, i can almost feel it, hear it, touch it! http://shananagins2468.blogspot.com

district friend said...

. . . and crocuses peeking through the snow . . . and the sound of melting, flowing streams . . . and the songs of returning birds . . . and going to work with the sun coming up . . . and coming home before sunset . . . I love March, too. Just when you think you can't do any more winter, March will give you a day of sun and 45 degrees and the very next day 6 inches of snow! It's good to be alive . . .

susan t. landry said...

i love this time of late winter, too...saw a few green sprouts poking out here and there on my walk today...but we have NO snow, and it's balmy. even another big snow will be fine; it wont last too long...

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Thank you for reminding me of pussy willows! My grandson has a favorite story about pussy willows, and I promised myself to look for some if spring ever arrived (which is hasn't quite yet, but will soon I'm sure).

wiyono said...

visiting first

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SPhan Photography said...

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Penny said...

For some reason this picture makes me want Ice cream. A very lovely photograph :)

Naturedigital said...

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Naturedigital said...

Spring is coming for sure.. and its spreading north .. slowly at some places.. quickly at others..
Love all your pics...
Costas

Naturedigital said...

Spring is coming for sure. Its spreading north slowly at some places, faster at others.
Great pics..
have a nice day..
Costas

TabbyCat said...

I just wanted to say that your blog is just lovely :) Your posts remind me that it's the simple things in life that matter the most. The photographs and words combined are just wonderful :)

T. said...

I love this post! I couldn't have agreed more with your description of the month of March! :]

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Ophelia, Spiritual Life Coach said...

Hi,
I just stumbled on your blog and love it. March is that wonderful time where we can go from one season to the next - it's a wonderful month as we prepare our mind, bidy and spirt for re-growth.

Your picture captured that wonderful energy.

Blessings,
Ophelia

stephanie hemphill said...

beautiful photographs!

Briley said...

I just happened upon your blog, and your pictures are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them, and I can't wait to see more.

ISmail Ali said...

Hi,

I am from Oxford. I feel the same that you feel. I am looking forward to enjoy the the spring.

I love the green, pleasure to read your writing.

Best Regards
Big Man

nobodybutme said...

Hello. i'm a newcomer to the blog world. I have mine too, but it's simple. I like you pics ans stories. i come from the tropics that is why spring stories are cute, poetic and beautiful.

Yaning said...

What beautiful pictures you take!
I especially like close ups for their simplicity, detail, and intricate beauty. This image reminds me of all the delicate ice crystals I often see in winter.

gogoi-d said...

I am from Asom, India and new to your blog. Nice to see March in New England. But March in 'Asom' India is total contrast.But all the same we are part of this Universe.Pictures are beautiful. Will be helpfull to know the other part of natural evolution.

Myself said...

great picture! I like winter but I can't wait for spring to come.