March Falls; April Peace

Unbelievably it’s the last day of March. How did that happen? It’s been fun spending the month with Carol Parenzan, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, and looking at our beautiful water.

I don’t know when she took this picture, but in my mind it was recently, so the spray is frosty. All those cold ions escaping and opening and relaxing our minds…

Here, March is going out like a stormy lion, a spring stormy lion rather than a wintery one, but it’s been very March all month: blowy, cold, damp, occasionally snowy. Sun. No Sun. Changing.

And tonight March storms turn into April showers, right? And March Peace morphs to April Peace. Thanks for March! Here’s to April.

Sunshine and Snow Squalls: The Peace of March

This is the beautiful River Valley in which I live. Yesterday the March skies and weather filled this basin with wild and conflicting moments. One moment it was sunny and still, with white fluffy clouds; the next a huge grey front lowered in and plunged us into early dusk and a white out squall.

You try and make sense of it and then you remember. It’s March. This is what March does.

Today it’s frigid; tomorrow it may be balmy. All your coats need to be lined up and ready.

This is not cause for complaint; this is cause for celebration. It’s March. Hooray! Make Peace with its dramatic and capricious beauty. (Really is there any other month in which capricious is so frequently used?)

Making Peace with the March Lion

It wasn’t clear yesterday what we would get, who March would be as it started, lion or lamb. Today, it’s very clear. It’s a warm and very blustery, rainy day. We’ve been promised (oh joy!) electricity and wifi outages. And through the day the temperatures will plummet.

Ah, well, you get what you get.

And you make Peace with that. It’s pretty straightforward, isn’t it?

Wishing you an interesting and capricious March and lovely Peace(s) to make.

The Peace of No Squalls

We really do seem to have sailed through March with no flurries. So our flowers are bravely pushing their way out of the ground. We’re having the flowers we often have at Easter, despite the fact that Easter is incredibly early. (Western Easter, that is)

On the one hand, it’s  crazy. It’s too warm for this time of year. Whether it’s climate change or El Nino, something is not right. On the other, it’s hard not to appreciate it. It’s the end of March and it’s supposed to be a balmy, sunny 72˚.

March is such an amazing month filled with ups and downs, filled with anticipation. It’s amusing to watch people fuss and fume when it does what it does. You hear people say, here, in Central PA, “but it’s Spring, it should be warm.” Uh, no. Well unless you have Climate Change or El Nino.

But here we are, with a beautiful day, and many people on holiday. Be here now. Enjoy the Peace of today.