Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Springs Around The Corner

March 20th marks the first day of spring.  But truthfully, weather wise, it seems like it already has begun. This winter has been unseasonably warm, and traditionally March is a fickle stormy month either coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb or coming in like a lamb and going out like a lion.

For the most part so far, March has been mild and warm giving us all the proverbial "spring fever".  We have even seen sure signs of spring like the crocus blooming, many Robins appearing, although as Sparrow tells us, they never left.  Soon we will see the many varieties of daffodils bobbing their heads and delighting us with a cheerful array of varying shades of yellow.  In the words of William Shakespeare..."Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty".

Although the weather forecast for the rest of March seems to be  calm and warm no snow in sight, who knows what lies ahead with fickle March.  Don't put the snow shovels away just yet.

Remember this too, In March, July, October and May, the Ides are on the fifteenth day!  Beware of the Ides of March!  I love saying that phrase.

Ah Spring - when nature awakens.  It's a time of new beginnings.  A new flower season, a new fashion season, spring cleaning season.

 But most important this is the memorial season, a time of increased activity in showing our love, honor, and deep appreciation to Jesus for willingly sacrificing his perfect life for us, and Jehovah who out of undeserved kindness and love provided his only begotten son Jesus as ransom for our sins.  We always want to show our appreciation, but especially now in obedience to Jesus command "Keep doing this in remembrance of me".  And so Jehovah's people will gather together around the world on April 5th after sundown to celebrate the Lord's evening meal.  We hope all those we invite will be with us as well.

Another sure sign that spring is near is all the seed catalogs coming through the mail.  We have such a delight picking out the different varieties of seed we are anxious to plant in the garden.  Believe it or not I think we will be planting some cold weather crops like snow peas, lettuce, radishes, collards and kale a little earlier because of this warmer weather.  Other vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, squash, string beans and corn will have to wait until May.

Well another season is coming quickly upon us.  Enjoy it for there will not be another like it, and time goes by so quickly.  Until we meet again.

This is Raven - as the crow flies!


  1. Did you notice that spring came earlier this year? Usually it is on the 21st of March.

  2. Bike riding in March! Ice cream breaks in field service in March! No coats in March! The Magnolia next door is already at it's peak. Usually it doesn't bloom until the beginning of April. What says the folklore about this??