So says the calendar. Mother Nature in New England has a smirk on her face and for good reason. 🙂 March arrived yesterday and left the gift of a couple of inches of snow. Here are a few shots of around my part of the country of what’s left of the 87.3″ that has fallen this winter.
The Cocheco River Mill Falls is still frozen, there are several feet of snow piled along the roadways almost to the top of road signs, the sidewalks are still tunnels, and my compost bin is still buried.
On the other hand, we had our first Master Gardener meeting last week and visited the Macfarlane Research Greenhouse at the University of New Hampshire. In touring the greenhouses, we learned about their holistic approach to pest management and saw first hand some of their biological controls. The temperature was warm, the smell of soil was in the air, and the plants were green. Ah, now that was a really good thing.
I also spent a lot of last week sorting and organizing family documents, photos, and memorabilia. Everything is out of cardboard boxes, sorted chronologically, each photo labeled, arranged in various albums, and stored in one plastic container.
This week I’m doing a small painting job. I love to paint. Crank up the music, give me a brush and some paint, and I’m a happy woman. And, while I’m busy painting, I won’t even think about the next storm that is coming mid week.
Here’s hoping your spring is arriving closer to the date on the calendar. 🙂