In like a lion, out like a lamb.
I feel lucky to live in a place where we get to experience four completely separate and defined seasons. Four quarters to the year, and everything can be wrapped up in a neat and tidy little package.
We had a late start to the winter, but it was a rough one at that. It was long and bitter and really miserable. But over the last two weeks, and especially since Daylight Savings, the days just seem to be more pleasant overall. It was like the world decided, all at once, to be finished with winter. All the snow seemed to start melting the day after the time jumped forward, and everything is sunny and bright. Coming home when it is still light out is the best feeling in the world. My mood is so much better when the sun is shining. That Vitamin D really works wonders on your spirits.
March is an odd month. Charles Dickens really said it the best, and I use this quote so often when I’m out and about: “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” You can be walking down the street, enjoying the warm sunshine, and then the wind blows or you pass through some shade and you are back in January just like that. Only a few weeks more, folks. Summer will be here before you know it.
And, on top of everything else beautiful and pleasant about Spring, how adorable is this watercolour phone calendar from Oana Belfort? I only recently discovered her work (through a Flikr search of all things). She is so talented and has a bunch of beautiful pieces available for sale and to download. You can also find her on Instagram! Her style reminds me of Lulie Wallace or Anna Bond. As this month is drawing to a close, I can’t wait to see her April calendar!