life, weather

Dear March

Dear March,

Thank you for this past Sunday, for the vibrant sky, and the refreshing hint of spring, soon to awaken and beautify.

But, could this just be a tease? Because, all I see, is dormant life all around me.

Nature is parched and dry, looks as if she can’t revive. March you’re so fickle. When will new life return to thrive?


We hiked with Max on Sunday, traversing a park we hadn’t been to before. The fun thing about moving to a different suburb is exploring new places.

Florida didn’t offer us trails with creeks, but rather, swamps. Oh sure, a massive salt filled ocean surrounds the peninsula, but we didn’t live close enough to enjoy it frequently. Here, I only need walk a couple of blocks to be in the presence of the moving waters of a babbling brook.

As I said in my letter to March, dry lifeless nature surrounded us on our hike. Dead, fallen trees covered sections of landscape, and hay-like grass blanketed the ground. From the lack of color, many of my photos appear black and white.

One can never trust the month of March. Can’t expect days to remain bright, crisp and temperate like Sunday. Alas, it’s cold again today. Back to winter coats.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed our hike in the park. We take the good days with the not-so-good days and trudge forward to April.

How is it in your neck of the woods? Dry and lifeless? Cold and bitter? Temperate and sunny?

P.S. This one I purposely made black and white. All I did was take out the yellowy hay colors.



15 thoughts on “Dear March”

    1. I don’t think we’ll actually see spring here (Chicago) until near the end of April. But, maybe it will surprise us and show up sooner. Thanks for stopping by, Z Lady. 🙂

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  1. Lori, March is starting to colour with the bulbs all out and the grass a bit greener and some trees in bud … soon time for the magnolias which will be glorious! Nights are cold but days are warming up … at last! I find this time of year the changes are quick and a delight! Lovely post and I enjoyed seeing your walk!

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    1. Hi Annika. Sounds like it has turned the corner into spring there. Not here. Hopefully by April colors and buds will start to return. Thanks for the nice comment. 🙂

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    1. Hi Lynette. That was the same temp we had on Sunday, but unfortunately it dropped again. Unpredictable March. I’m hearing snow on Monday, but I’m betting it won’t amount to much. Well, at least crossing my fingers it won’t. 😉

      Glad you’re getting out for walks. Everyone here emerges from their household cocoons when it reaches 10-C.

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  2. Nope, you definitely can’t trust March. Still lifeless and cold in my neck of the woods too. But come April 1st, I’ll breathe a sigh of relief, because the worst should be behind us. Until next winter…

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