~ early morning sun warming my favorite chalk lamb hand made by Netty~
"The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here."
Our first day of March here on Deerfield Farm is warm and calm winded. Robins and Red-Winged blackbirds fill the trees with singing and flitting from the water barrel and then to the wet earth to stretch a worm from it's sleepy garden bed.
There's a slight yellow-greening of the tree tops down in the poplar grove and in the tea fields, tiny mint leaves, burrowed down in the winter mulch have begin to send out dark runners.
The rhubarb has deep red shoots pushing up through it's blanket of grass hay and the old lilacs by the barn door have fat buds.
I know this calmness and first taste of a soft and almost warm day, with the grass fields beginning to lose it ochre and put up it's tufts of spring greens, is only a fleeting taste for us.
The winds begin to blow and howl when Spring first decides to grace us with her presence.
So, this calm and almost warm first day of March is so welcome to our winter weary souls.
I hope that wherever you are, that the sun is shining on your face and the sure hope of Spring warming your hearts!
Happy March my friends!