THE CHANGING SEASONS – MARCH 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

HIBERNATING THROUGH MARCH

The season didn’t change much here, though I suppose it got warmer overall. Mostly, though, the birds changed. I spent the month hibernating. This is the time of year when I really begin to hate our weather.

We are (usually) past major amounts of snow, though some of the heaviest snow we’ve ever seen has shown up in March and April. In this area in 1997, 36 inches of snow fell on April 1st and almost 25 in Boston.

Garry’s Snow Pictures

There is a storm on the way, but I am expecting mostly rain. I could be wrong, but I’m counting on being right.

Birds in March

Red-Bellied Woodpecker at feeding time

We got the heaviest snow of the winter at the beginning of the month and Garry took the pictures. It took about a week to melt and then it got warm, rained, was windy, got cold. Then a day or two of warm.

Garry’s Valley In March

Cardinal back in the woods

I’m trying to pay as little attention as I can to the news. I’m not very good at it, but I keep trying. All of the news from everywhere on the globe, but even more from here, is bad. I feel like the entire world has gone wrong. I really want to live through this and see it get better. I do not want this to be the last I see of this world!

Cardinal in the woods

We see each other!

Scarred and scornful, I stand my ground!

One of my birthday bouquets!

And the new bathroom!


About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to Su-Leslie’s post, she will update it with links to of yours.



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Changing Seasons, climate change, Gallery, Garry Armstrong, Nature, Photography

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  1. I can look at your bird and squirrel photos for hours Marilyn. I guess partly cos your “wildlife” is so different to ours. I also love the snow photos, but again, I’m saying that from humid Auckland.
    Yay for new bathrooms — our upstairs shower is starting to look like it need replacing. Sigh.
    Wishing you spring sunshine and warmth for April.

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  2. I’m so glad you shared your good moments with the birds, flowers and bathroom reno.
    Leslie

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  3. T’was a busy month. Now, we are into “The cruelest month.” Just peek at how poorly our beloved baseball team has started the season.

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  4. The crocus edit is just lovely – it enhances essence-of-crocus somehow. And great to see the bathroom so well and sensibly sorted.

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    • It was comforting to see things green and growing in what I humorously call “the garden.” The bathroom is great, especially compared to its predecessor!

      I could not get quite the color purple of the crocuses. It was a little bit too light, or it was the right color, but you couldn’t tell one flower from another. These are lighter than the real flowers which are VERY dark purple. Each year, they come up a slightly different color. This year, there are more of them — about twice as many — as last year. But only purple. Usually, we get a few white and yellow ones, too.

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