Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I came home yesterday with 4 petite rose-colored calla lilies and some long stalks of irises. They look so pretty in my etched crystal pitcher. I want to think that they are harbingers of spring but our local weather source states we could have up to 50 inches of snow by the time this month is over. March is funny that way.
So instead of going outside to collect the strange twig formations stuck in my soggy lawn, I am comforting myself with poetic March things. Aside from enjoying spring flowers, here are some of them:
~Re-watching Masterpiece Theater's Victoria on my laptop in bed while knitting a spring sweater.
~Cooking with French mustards - chicken, vegetables, vinaigrette's...so many delicious varieties and recipes to try.
~Dipping in and out of a Maeve Binchy book of short stories. Just one or two...whenever I get a few minutes to reset my brain and connect me with tales of other women's lives.
~Enjoying my tea with honey "spoons" - they add just the right amount of sweetness.
~Listening to background music especially youtube clips of one of my favorite songs, "Once Upon A Time"...a sweet song of love and loss with beautiful orchestral strings that stir the heart. (Kevin Spacey and Perry Como have the bestest renditions).
The landscape may become restless again but I will already be tucked inside enjoying slow and lyrical March.