March Winds and the Mad Hatter

March is and always has been, my favorite month. It’s transitional. The weather (in the middle of the country where I am) tends toward unruly weirdness. One day it’s frozen solid–the next–it’s summertime! And the winds tend to be wild, but on schedule–every other day–Mad Hatter weather.

Bulbs send up shoots only to be stalled by frost, ice, and snow. Right now, we’re still reeling from a double-punch snowstorm that totally shut down two major interstates that transect our state.

Oh, and before you get too judgmental about those shutdowns, oh honored Northerners, be aware that this was a major storm with high winds and heavy precipitation concentrated in a short few hours, beginning with rain then ice and ending with a major dump of around 18″ of wet stuff. Jack-knifed semis caused most of the problems, by blocking the lanes so salt trucks and plows could not get through.

So back to March, my favorite month. Another reason it’s on my fav list–it’s my birthday month. This year, I received some really nice and very thoughtful gifts.

In my research on my work-in-progress, I learned that in some foreign countries, the birthday girl gives the gifts. Isn’t that a funny tradition? But a nice one, at times, especially if you have something to give. I do.

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2 thoughts on “March Winds and the Mad Hatter

  1. Happy Birthday, Betty 😀 Hobbits also give gifts to others on their birthdays. I did want to say, re: the snow – yes, we got dumped on far more than usual this winter but that doesn't mean we think you're being whimpy. It means we commiserate with you!! Keep thinking those Spring thoughts 😀

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