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March 2, 2015

Dear March -- Come In

March is the official month of spring, but it certainly doesn't look like spring will be arriving any day soon. We woke again to a thin layer of snow, shining in the sun like millions of tiny crystals, and although I am longing for the warm breezes of spring, I can not deny the beauty this winter has bestowed upon us.  As I'm writing this, a new bird has come to my feeder, possibly a redpoll, adding another little blessing to the day. So for today, instead of longing for spring, I am going to absorb the beauty of the winter around me.

Dear March - Come in - (1320)

Emily Dickinson1830 - 1886

March - Come in –
How glad I am -
I hoped for you before -
Put down your Hat -
How out of Breath you are -
You must have walked -
Did you leave Nature well -
Dear March, how are you, and the Rest -
I have so much to tell -
Oh March, Come right upstairs with me -

I got your Letter, and the Birds -
I declare - how Red their Faces grew -
The Maples never knew that you were coming -
But March, forgive me -
And all those Hills you left for me to Hue -
I will not be pursued -
There was no Purple suitable -
You took it all with you -

Who knocks? That April -
Lock the Door -
He stayed away a Year to call
And Praise as mere as Blame -
When I am occupied -
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come

That blame is just as dear as Praise


  1. Yep. March has definitely come in like a lion. Hoping it goes out like a lamb!

  2. That doesn't look very spring like it's true - hopefully there'll be some more warmth and sunshine to come!

  3. Such wonderful photos. I'm making it a point to embrace these last few weeks of winter as well. Soon we'll be complaining about hazy, hot and humid. Yuck!!! I hope you're having a great weekend with your family!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  4. What beautiful photos even if they're not bathed in Spring sunshine. It's funny I was just reading a bit about Emily Dickinson after being reminded of her 'Hope' poem, I love this March one too.

    1. I love Emily Dickinson, and I love the line, "'Hope' is the thing with feathers." :)

    2. what a lovely quote...I must read some Dickinson.

    3. Oh and the photograph of the ice lacing the wonderful...really beautiful.

  5. Gosh, you still have so much snow on the ground! But it's so beautiful, and those ice crystals are amazing. Just go with it and know that spring will come eventually. I love your photos. x


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