Friday, March 26, 2010

March Madness



My massage therapist tells me, about the months in the year, that the "old people" of Bulgaria say there are eleven brothers and one sister. March is the sister. She can be so moody because February, the smallest brother, drank all the wine. I love that! Those old Bulgarians know what they're talking about. Here in Washington DC, after a spectacularly lovely month, it is supposed to snow today. Not a lot, but still! My favorite meteorologist says we will experience a "conversational" snow, just a dusting, but oh my.

Whether it's just snow or a lot of rain, the drastic change in the weather will definitely be a serious bummer for the green world orgy of pink, white, and earliest spring green. I hope it doesn't get too windy, hope it doesn't blow away the cherries, now in bud around the Tidal Basin, in bloom in many parts of the city.

But you never know about March; anything could happen. If my little brother drank all the wine, I might be in a bad mood, too, who knows?

17 comments:

Tom said...

good luck with your conversations in the snow...here in the midwest we pretty much skip spring, opting for a winter/summer arrangment. Fall skips by in the blink of an eye as well. Look fast, or you'll miss it!

The Bug said...

We had snow on the ground when I got up this morning - & our patio was ICY when I walked out to the garage. So I was a wee bit more cautious driving in to work today.

Love the story about March. It's my birth month - perhaps this explains why I'm so contrary to what people expect of me!

ellen abbott said...

We are having a gorgeous week this week. Cool and warm at the same time, clear blue skies and dry!

Lynne said...

I hope the weather will be kind to your blossoms! We aren't really supposed to get much here (at least I don't think so).

I love the pics and especially the one of the back of the daffodil! Kind of backwards, just like the weather!

Butternut Squash said...

I couldn't believe how cold I felt walking the dog in the ice and snow this morning. I don't think that it really was unusually cold, but after a little warm spell, it seemed much colder. And it was windy! I put on two coats and wrapped my head in a scarf.

Linda Sue said...

Reya- I so love that story and it makes perfect sense. March is such a GIRL! All menstral and irrational, Moody you say- I say "oh yeah"...My Reya phrase which comes in handy- ALWAYS!It has been spring here since january- weather has returned and the rains have brought some amount of seriouslness to the giddiness.SNOW there? NO!!!

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely photos of the flowers, Reya.

March tends to be unpredictable so I like to be prepared by not putting away the downfill coat until April.

Karen said...

Great story about the siblings!

We had a conversational snow here last night--actual accumulation (!) but it's sunny, so it's nearly all melted now.

I am being perverse & listening to Hawai'ian music on my iPod & NOT wearing my boots. :)

ewix said...

Loved the idea of joining below.
I will join most stuff. I like joining in and starting things too.
What a pretty little town house I want to move in right away.

Reya Mellicker said...

Tom, I remember those midwest seasons. Here in DC it's spring and fall that linger.

Reya Mellicker said...

No snow ... so far, but it is much colder.

I love that daffodil shot. It's backwards, like the weather, but also looks to me like it's watching for the incoming storm.

Do I anthropomorphize? Oh yeah!

Steve said...

It's great how clever and interesting those old folk expressions can be! It didn't snow here, but we got colder too.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great photos.Florida is warm and beautiful now,l but we don't have flowers like that. Wow.

Ronda Laveen said...

Conversational snow? I've not thought of it that way...ever. But 'tis an intersting thought form and topic. And, I'm sure it's very conversational. Out here in sunny CA, the conversation would be like: *@&####!X! snow!

Hope it doesn't knock the snark out of all your buds and fledgling flowers like our hail did yesterday.

Little brother can certainly wreak a lot of havoc.

Reya Mellicker said...

There was no snow at all! Today is a typical March day, windy, high in the 50's.

Whew!!

Nishant said...

Fall skips by in the blink of an eye as well. Look fast, or you'll miss it!
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lettuce said...

conversational snow, thats very funny

the conversations would be moaning over here, if we get more snow
(not from me, I hasten to add, but it is def. part of the national consciousness, moaning...)

the seasonal sibling story is just wonderful