THE CHANGING SEASONS – MARCH 2021

The Changing Seasons” continue to change as do we all. Slowly this year.

“WHAT DAY IS IT?”

“IT’S TODAY.”

“OH, MY FAVORITE DAY.”

– CHRISTOPHER ROBIN & POOH

I’d like to say this is philosophical, but basically, that was the month. On day one of March 2021, I got the first of the two Moderna vaccines. I was achy in that arm for a couple of days. As the end of the month popped its head up, I got the second of the two Moderna vaccines and thus spent the last day of the month running the highest fever I’ve had in 55 years. Today, while I do not feel great, I feel so much better than yesterday, it feels great anyway.

I’m not sure how much I can contribute to the changing weather since I’ve only been outside for a few hours when the weather was warm. Emotionally, it has been a difficult month, but otherwise, it’s was not untypical for March, the end of winter. With warm days interspersed with windy, cold days, only the “end of winter” flowers are growing, namely daffodils, almost ready to bloom, and crocuses.

When we went for my vaccination the other day, I noticed that the maple trees look pink and fuzzy. It means that the buds are on the upper branches, so it definitely it is spring, the total absence of flowers notwithstanding.

A good friend died. I had another birthday. I cooked some great meals. I bought myself three pair of earrings (I was overwhelmed by a need for beauty).

In the dining room, there has been far more floral activity than there has been outside, My orchids grew from a single blossom to four this morning. The Easter lilies bloomed and I still have two more big buds on the plant. My two Christmas cactuses sent up big pink (and maybe one red) buds.

The Goldfinch have begun to turn sunshine yellow and we have three baby squirrels chowing down every day. The flying squirrels are out in force every night. It’s amazing how much food they eat and yet I never see them.

Sunset on Aldrich Street on my 74th birthday – Photo, Garry Armstrong

I am hoping that we get more of a bang for our bucks come April. By then, Owen will have his full set of shots and we can (gasp) go out for dinner. Right now, that seems to be a bigger deal than it used to be.

If nothing else, this pandemic has put a lot of things into perspective. Doing special things, no matter how small, matter. We can now, after many years of not paying a lot of attention to going out for dinner, or a concert, or even a drive to a park to take some pictures, wasn’t such a big deal.

Welcome back, little big deals.



Categories: #ChangingSeasons, birds, Flowers, Gallery, Photography, Sunset

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9 replies

  1. Hello Marilyn, good to see that you and Garry and the family made it through the month and that you are now vaccinated. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us and the cheeky squirrels too. Garry’s photo of the sunset is particularly lovely. I hope April gives you a little more space and peace of mind to enjoy your month.

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    • I think it will. If it would warm up, that would help. We had some warm weather in January, but most of February and most of March was cold. It’s STILL below freezing at night. If I didn’t grow flowers IN the house, I’d never see any flowers at all.

      It’ll get better. I think, I hope, we are past the worst of it.

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  2. Beautiful light in that sunset shot.

    Small pleasures have certainly taken on a bigger significance in this last year. Even though our “new normal” is a lot more like the old one than in many places, we still see and feel the shift in every day life.

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    • I really think little things have taken on more importance than they did. A talk with a good friend is a big deal. A lot more than it meant a year ago. Just the idea of going out to eat seems a huge thing. It has been a bit bleak and I think we’ve closed up a bit more than we were. I wasn’t all that sociable before, but I’m a lot less sociable now and I never meant to get this way. It just happened. A long year and then some.

      Right now, I’m just hoping we get some nice weather. Summer is usually a very sticky, sweaty time and spring tends to be a few hours between breakfast and lunch during the second week of May. Autumn is our good season, but there’s always a lot of anxiety in the fall because we know that the snow is coming. It is hard to understand why we live in this climate. We have three to six good weeks EVERY year. Sometimes, on a brilliant year, we get six or EIGHT weeks!

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  3. Something about the fuzzy look to the trees, the small early flowers and baby squirrels is bound to raise anyone’s spirits, although I agree that the end of March was trying for you. Thanks again for sharing those beautiful photos! It’s Spring here too (through them).

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