Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Lovely, Lovely March
Turning the calendar over to March, is I think one
filled with joy. Months have colors in my mind. February
no matter how hard I try, I always see as red and white.
March to me is purple and dark green, and pink and white.
It smells of orange blossoms and flower petals.
To get in my car, the asphalt will be littered with pear petals,
as if waiting for a bride to pass. The grass, has the smell
of dark green and the sun makes me want to lay down and
watch the big fluffy clouds drift by like huge ships in a ocean
of blue with the sails all unfurled. Racing to lands unknown.
March has become the month that hurts my heart a bit. My grandsons
will turn 4 and I want to grab the sand that is slipping through my fingers
at a even faster rate than it did my own children. My daughter will turn
twenty and life continues to change much faster than I want.
I am reminded that "The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting."
I love the word everlasting, it always sounds like a candy to roll around on my tongue
to taste. I like Everlasting flowers for that reason.
When I was looking at Flea Market Style, they had a picture that I loved. As I stared at it
I saw that it was the rack from a water bath canner. Which I have so I made what I saw,
I thought you might like to see it too.
I only have 3 blue canning jars so I grabbed what I had and then
got some clear ones that have designs and filled them with
and old wooden thread spools, and wooden apples
and I collect old marbles and thimbles, so I put those in
and I had some old wooden blocks. Then set it in the middle
of my old table. I like it very much.
I save my jars from spaghetti sauce, I don't buy it for the
way it tastes but for how the jar looks because I like fresh
flowers in canning jars as the best vase.
I just wanted to write a Welcome to March post. It made me happy
to know, that spring will be putting on her dress and dancing in the rain.
I love spring!