Friday, March 3, 2017

March: In Like A LIon

Here in Berks County PA we have made it to March without any significant snowfall. I'm lamenting a winter without snow but it's time to move on with the year. Of course, there's always hope that a March snow storm will hit. March came in like a lion yesterday with the wind kicking up and branches swaying. The birds might have even been flying sideways!

The hooked lion is from a new Sunday Rug that I designed. It tells the story of Daniel in the Lions' Den. The story reminds me that in the face of uncertainty, even death, God is our deliverer. We can trust Him!
On a lighter note I'm reminded of the old adage "in like a lion out like a lamb". If it holds true we should be in for a milder end to the blustery start of March. The daffodils are up and ready to open, the lilac buds are pushing out, and the larkspur volunteers are already up and growing taller, all due to the extremely mild winter for it's quite early for those things to be happening already.

I wish my grand daughter lived closer so she could come and touch the cottony softness of the pussy willows growing out back. I showed her via FaceTime a bouquet of pussy willow branches that I had gathered. She picked out her favorite branch so I'm going to box it up with a few extras and send it to her. I remember my grandfather bringing me pussy willow branches when I was young and being mesmerized by their softness. I love that I get the chance to do the same for my grandchild even if it means sending them through the post.

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