My office calendar graphic for March is a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh and it reads:
Spring comes slowly
To allow Winter
Slowly and quietly.
It's a perfect quote for Michigan at least! Today: 40s. Tomorrow: Snow!
On the equinox the day and night are of equal length. Spring is the date the sun enters the sign of Aries -- the first section of the Zodiacal year. (Pam Aries has a birthday coming up this month!) Perhaps we should be saying “Happy New Year” instead.
My spring started joyfully yesterday when I returned home to find a surprise box from Rosemary filled with a beautiful bouquet of silk roses in glorious colors. Don't they just pop?
I instantly got one of my mom's cut glass vases for them and they look lovely! I’m so glad I held onto all her glass! Thank you Rosemary, as you enjoy your vacation! (If you have linked to her blog before, you may have seen these very flowers or some much like it! Hooray!)
I also received a packet from Karla, whose St. Patrick's Day swap I entered. (By the way, right now Karla has a wonderful cardmaking tutorial using vintage papers!) In addition to the two pretty tags I received, she tucked many delightful goodies within, including a crocheted circlet and some vintage papers! Thank you, Karla! And the day before Shelley sent this cute paper egg ornament. I couldn’t quite get the light right on it, but you get the idea! Thanks again, Shell!
I also happened into good fortune. I was assisting a Ready To Learn workshop for our station which was conveniently located next to a store I dearly love (though I love it a little less because they are dumping their art thing and converting into mostly quilts, which I also love, but since I don't sew...) Anyway, I stopped in mainly to get candy from their old-fashioned candy counter for Rick's basket and because of that switchover, I happened into a good sale. A best of Somerset book at bargain prices, along with Adirondack inks, distress inks, some fun little metal pieces, alphabets, mah jong tiles, and lots of this and that! Fun!
Tonight I am joining my group of wildly wonderful women to celebrate spring. We will laugh, talk, catch up and share. It will be a grand time! Anytime with good friends and party favors is fun!
Spring is here -- the light is coming back! Happy Day!