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March Lion

March Lion

Ever since childhood, I’ve been fascinated with the folklore concerning the month of March: in like a lion, out like a lamb. It was meant to imply extreme weather early in the month transitioning into tranquility at the end. That may be the ideal weather progression for March, but it can go either way, or even sideways. It’s 65 degrees and sunny here in Ohio today, and could well be 12 degrees with a foot of snow at the end of the month. One thing is certain however, March signifies the transition out of winter. The dynamism is most intriguing to me. The landscape now is as bleak as can be; the vibrant colors of last summer and autumn have been bleached away by winter. I feel this most acutely on wet, overcast days when any step off of pavement lands me in a quagmire of gloomy mud. There’s very little contrast between earth and sky. The March lion will lead us out of winter, but it’s likely to be a long slog. Winter always dies an agonizingly slow death.

Posted by drei88 on 2023-03-01 14:30:28

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