The first day of spring is one thing, and the first
spring day is another. The difference between them is
sometimes as great as a month.
— Henry Van Dyke, "Fisherman's Luck"
While March may own the first day of spring, it also is responsible for the last day of winter!
Even though end of winter offers hope, it can also be as endless as the cold winter nights of December and January.
Perhaps it's time to sit a while and contemplate the ways of Mother Nature and not take her for granted, although the snow, a four letter word, is not so bad after all.
Wake me up when spring has sprung and the cold days are gone. March still wants to hold on to the blankets of snow and keep the shades of grey drawn as if to say, "I'll hit the snooze alarm, pull the covers over my head and get a few more moments of sleep, out in the field, too.
Tables and chairs at the ready to welcome a change of pace and a flush of color along with the warm breath of sunny spring days--hope springs eternal!
Blossoms and snowflakes vie for their own space on this first full day of spring who, by the way cannot make up her mind as to which one is her favorite. My money is on the blossoms that may fall off in the long run but, they are making way for green leaves.
Have a happy first day of Spring. Keep in mind that the snow is just a fleeting fancy in March, a most fickle month!