Early in the month, there were only hints of spring.
In my anticipation of spring color, I went to Franklin Park Conservatory to see the blooms and butterflies. That place always lifts my spirits.
But it didn’t take long until the first bulbs popped up. It’s always a race to see whether the crocus or iris reticulata will arrive first. This year it was a single crocus, then all the iris. There are a few color varieties of these small, early iris, but the blue of Harmony will always be my favorite.
Soon there were crocus everywhere, followed by daffodils.
Of course I supplemented with pansies. I usually put pansies into my window boxes before it’s actually safe for them. They don’t mind a little bit of cold, but they got a little cranky when we hit a cold spell.
By mid month, I had flowers everywhere. But the thing is, many early spring flowers are so small as to be unnoticeable, except for daffodils. I know there are flowers to be seen, but I doubt the neighbors really notice them.
The weather is so iffy in March, which means indoor activities are still in order. So I made a pot of vegetable soup, decorated my table with a pretty bowl of yarn balls, worked on a butterfly puzzle, bought myself a bouquet, and made a dairy free pizza. I’ve been crocheting of course, but forgot to photograph my current project. I’ll show it off when it’s complete.
I placed a tiered tray in the middle of my kitchen island, and it’s been fun decorating this small area for the holidays. I started off the month with St. Patrick’s Day, then changed it over to Easter.
And finally, some March sunsets from the Nest!