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Thursday, March 8

simple joys for March...




...if they're not already springing up in your gardens, stop at the flower shop and bring home a big bunch of tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths.

...don't forget to celebrate St. Patrick's day on March 17th. We'll be eating green eggs & ham for breakfast and wearing green from head-to-toe. I plan to whip up a traditional dinner of corned beef & cabbage, Irish soda bread, and colcannon. A quick visit to the library for some Irish music cd's and we're set for the day!

...take a walk outside when the sky is dark and the stars are brightest. Where we live, we can now see a beautiful night sky with Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter clearly visible. Later on this month,
Saturn will join them.

...now's the time for some spring cleaning, so let's get to it! Tie on your prettiest apron, turn up the music,
and dust those winter cobwebs away!

...try planting grass seed in an Easter basket...it's so easy. Simply line a basket with a plastic liner, add potting soil, then sprinkle on grass seed.Top with a bit more soil, pat down gently, then water well. When the grass begins to grow, keep the basket in a warm, sunny spot and continue to water. When Easter's here, tuck in some colorful eggs and chocolates...what a sweet gift for a friend!

...merry March winds are perfect for kite flying...be a kid again and launch a kite high!


Daffodils are popping up, puddles are everywhere, and sure enough, there's the hint of a gentle, green spring about to arrive. Outside we hear the chattering of small birds, feel a brisk wind, and enjoy a hint now and then of a mellow sun...yes, winter is almost past.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post and photo ! So you enjoy the night skys as well so does Papa and I . We are amature Astronamers Papa has a Sky pod in the back yard for viewing the night skys and we have 3 telescopes Here is post I did ages ago about Papas sky pod http://viennacountrycove.blogspot.com/search?q=sky+pod
    Papa also enjoys Astro photography ! He also writes a piece every month in our local paper of whats going on in that particular month up in the night skys. Its a whole new world up there ! Have a good day and enjoy the stars and planets !

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