March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, they say. And sometimes it’s the other way around. But when it comes to the lion in the sky, there never is any doubt. Indeed, March does come in with a lion, the constellation Leo, and with it comes the breath of spring.



It’s the middle of March. We gardeners recognize each other at first sight. In waiting rooms, gyms and wedding receptions.  So, how about this weather? Earthy talk ensues. It’s an illusion that we are two women in silk dresses sipping wine at a table covered in fine linen.  In reality, we are two gardeners with a shovel and a truck.



We share our plans for March ~

Get out there and take away brush and debris, smell the soil, feel hard buds, chase crows, heft a shovel, dig, turn over, clean out, clip, rake, cut, sow, poke at little green shoots, get up with rooster and earn a few spring blisters.

But Nature’s plan is full of wily tricks. One of which is Weather.

When your brakes squeak, the repairman pulls it to pieces and replaces the offending part.  If your computer acts up, you reboot, restart or rewire.  If the lights go out, you jiggle a fuse or replace a bulb.  In most situations, it’s possible to DO SOMETHING but with the weather, NOTHING can be done.

And.  So. We. Wait….

….for the crocuses…..


Safran - Crocus


……..and snowdrops……….



……..and catkins….


………and for the other end of the month to arrive.


Toni 3/14/2011

3 thoughts on “FADE OUT: LION ~ CUE THE LAMB

  1. Juxtaposition. That’s what you are, Toni.
    A slinky silk-clad senora sipping sambucas, meanwhile musing on muck and mire.


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