The Changing Seasons, March 2023

March is the season of the most and least change. It’s still winter here in the north and the trees look bare — but really, they are budding and in a few weeks, will turn to that lovely golden green that heralds spring in New England. Flowers are poking their stalks up through the soil. They aren’t flowering, but they hold the promise that flowers will come. The trees are pollinating and my hay fever is at (pardon the pun) fever pitch! It is hitting as I’m trying to finish with COVID, so it is particularly annoying. We live in a woods and the trees will leaf by early May — maybe earlier this year since it has been so rainy and warm for most of the winter.

Thus has grown my indoor garden, plus the return of the bluebirds — always welcome — and the blooming of crocuses.

Much time has been taken up with the new Media War Stories podcasts of which there will eight as of tomorrow. Here’s Episode 7.

And of course we finally caught COVID. All those vaccinations made what we got a light case. COVID is more an inconvenience that a life-threatening event these days — as long as you got the vaccinations and we got so many it’s hard to remember how many there were.

This month was also my birthday. Spring is birthday time here. I come first in March, Garry is next in early April, and Owen in early May. It’s almost like a mini-holiday season and if we hadn’t gotten sick, it would have been more fun. We are well into recovery. There are many things we had to defer, so April and May will be busier than normal.

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently, though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

Tags and ping-backs

Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them. Create a ping-back to Brian at Bushboys World or this post, so that it can be updated it with links.

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11 replies

  1. Oh boy! Hope you are all celebrating your birthdays this month since you were all down last month. You’re right, though, it seems like the vaccinations are doing their job in keeping the symptoms of Covid manageable, if your experience & those we’ve heard of recently are anything to go by; I am still not keen to get it again though, so we are still cautious in public, particularly in crowded situations.


  2. Happy birthday season to you. My season was last month.
    We finally had +12 here in NB a couple days in a row.
    I have always been intrigued by the changing seasons, year by year.
    But, also Mondays and new months … the ability to start new, as needed.
    This spring, my health is improved. My ‘new’ this season is new hope and getting back to living life as full as possible. Stronger. Better.


  3. April through August are our birthday months … one right after the other. Every since the sun finally came out (here in NoCa) my nose hasn’t stopped running! Take care and Happy Bday (wonderful pics, by the way)


  4. Lovely pictures, Marilyn. I hope you had a happy birthday despite being in Covid recovery.


  5. Love this Changing Seasons idea. 🙂


    • It’s a great challenge and I’ve been following it for at least 10 years through half a dozen managers all over the globe. It has come to be surprisingly meaningful. It was originally just about looking at the seasons but with climate change, it means much more.

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