Thursday, March 1, 2012

In Like a Lamb

from Google images

March 1
came in like a lamb today.
You know what that means...
According to folklore, March will go out like a Lion.
"March. In like a lamb, out like a Lion."

I've always liked that old saying. 
The thing is, I've never remembered to notice how March "went out."
But one thing's for certain.
In Georgia, March brings both beautiful soft weather, and
roaring windy, rainy, and sometimes cold weather.

According to the Farmers Almanac,
this old saying is myth,
started by those who came before us.
People often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely.
Because of that, they were often cautious about what they did,
what they did not do, and how they did it.
They believed in a balance between weather, and life.
So, if a month came in bad, like a lion,
it should go out good, or calm, like a lamb.

March is such a changeable month.
I think nowhere is this more true than in the South.
We will probably see warm, spring like today. 
It was 62 degrees at 7:30 this morning.
Or, we may see late season snow flurries, or cold driving rain.

Regardless, I'm anticipating spring...anxiously. 
And, enjoying a morning of sunshine, warmth,
and the hint of buds on my azaleas.

"See the winter is past.  The rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth.
The season for singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land."
~The Song of Songs~