March Needs…

…March needs to get a life. It is a tease. A real passive-aggressive idiot of a month.  March is stupid.  If I were Queen of the world, there wouldn’t be March.

I’m so ready for spring.  But March only promises spring here.  It’s worse since the internet came about: craving spring, feeling trapped, needing spring… and seeing spring in other places.  March isn’t the beginning of spring.  It’s the end of winter, but  a long, drawn-out end that needs a stern editor to take it in hand.  All these “extreme windchill warning” plot devices are childish and should be deleted.

No!

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…March needs warmth. Basic knitting for busy fingers that leads to warm toes. The cold bright skies of deep winter are covered by grim grey clouds and the soul shivers.

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workhorse socks

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…March needs colour. Every year I crave flowers and yet let budget-minded thinking keep them just a dream. Not this year. Colour is cheaper than therapy.

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colour

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…March needs field trips. Who can handle hum-drum routine? Who can bear the house anymore? Who doesn’t need a bit of a party to leaven the months of being together inside?

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field trip

Sketching in the greenhouse. Warm humid air. A pond of fish flashing with colour.

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field trip

Picnic lunch and sketching at the art gallery window. A Thermos full of sweet spicy tea.

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…March needs fun.

greenhouse fun

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11 thoughts on “March Needs…

  1. ChristineMM says:

    Love the post and the photos. Fantastic.

    I needed color so put down my winter boring color sweater knitting and picked up a new project with Carribbean blues and greens.

    After the photos are blogged I’ll come back and share more info.

  2. Laura says:

    I whole-heartedly agree. March is such a tease. We’ve been on an unofficial “post-mid-winter” break because I just cannot deal anymore. 😀

  3. JoVE says:

    I would also delete March. I love the bit about it needing an editor. Fabulous.

    and Tigger loves loves loves those socks. You might have to tell me what the yarn is…

  4. Tracey says:

    Spoken like a true Canadian! Sadly we get giddy when the temperature rises above zero. I usually go into denial about this time and put away our winter coats (and then freeze for a month).

  5. Angela says:

    My thoughts exactly! I used to hate February, but March is taken its place. I had to start knitting a spring hat in pink and cotton.

  6. renee @ FIMBY says:

    Ok, I love that sock photo. Someday I will make socks like that.

    Are you reading my march mail?

    I’m so glad you are another northern blogger. I feel I can visit your blog and not come away green with early spring envy.

    Funny, we too are having a month of more outings. A knit and play date, a Children’s museum, concerts, clay painting. I find the pace a little tiring but necessary to keep us moving through this sluggish and long month.

    Take heart my friend. April is coming. The month is almost 1/2 over.

  7. Nerissa says:

    Funny. That’s the way I feel about February but I hear ya. March is ALWAYS weird around here. We call it “Herring Weather” since it only seems to get this way while the herring are spawning. I can’t wait for April. The hummingbirds always come back for my birthday.

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