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The spring arrives with music, and flowers intertwine. ~ Enki Festival Songs

I guess March came in like a lion today. This morning was cold, but sweetly pleasant as it went on. The children collected periwinkle blooms and puttered around with old pots and bricks and stones. Willow loves that kind of play so much, so it was good to see them all so deeply playing.  By lunch time, the sky had darkened and brough strong storms, which continue even now.  I am glad for the rain, since half of our state is still in a drought.  Our precious mountains are wet enough, but the warm weather has been hard on the rest of the state.  Some fruit trees and ornamentals are blooming now, though Winter comes roaring back tomorrow.

All this aside, it was a good tday to shift to Spring things, with it feeling much more proper than when I took down the insulated curtains in February.  So, Spring napkins in the drawer and Spring pictures on the walls.  The nature table tells of the state of things outside--daffodils in a vase and a card with a man at the plow.  I've been going through drawers, finding quite the pile to discard or donate, which is a constant task.  We have been very blessed to get many things from folks who don't need them any more.  It does mean sorting through quite a lot of things, but it's been a huge savings in many ways.  The morning was so bright and cheery with the windows open.

We had vegetable soup from the freezer and this hearty bread for lunch.  It had been awhile since I made it, but I think I will try to make it more often.  I have had mixed results from my favorite bread recipe lately, so it's time for a change.  I think it will do the children good to get used to a crusty loaf, and Willow compared it to "Green Valley bread."  I am thinking now about nature school tomorrow and how I will work it out.  I'm thinking of stopping by a greenhouse for some pro-mix and then driving over to Beartree Recreation Area.  I think some soup and bread might be just the thing to knock the chill off of lunch in the woods.


( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
Mar. 2nd, 2017 12:36 am (UTC)
I am feeling the seasonal shift, too. I have taken down all the winter decorations and am slowly replacing them with spring things. The high temperature was about 60 today, but it will be down in the 20s this weekend. March is such a fickle month. I do worry about the,the fruit trees blossoming too early. That happened last year, and then there was quite a cold snap in April that really did a lot of damage. I love your posts. And your snowdrops photo is just beautiful!

❤ Susan
Mar. 4th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
March is fickle, yes. I think my children are learning that this year, most of all. Let's pray the trees stay asleep! Thank you for your kind words. :-)
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Mar. 4th, 2017 11:43 am (UTC)
It was April weather, I'd say, or even May. Everything seems to be two months ahead.
Mar. 4th, 2017 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yes spring is definitely in the air. I still have my winter decorations up with hearts everywhere and it doesn't feel right any more. I will wait a little longer until our wedding anniversary on 9th and spring will be making an entrace on the nature table. I already have lots of daffodils all over the house, so that's a start. I couldn't resist! I do so love spring! A nice warm soup and some good homemade bread sounds just the thing!
Best Wishes, Anna Iamothershares.wordpress.com
Mar. 6th, 2017 11:05 am (UTC)
Happy upcoming anniversary!
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

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It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

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