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HELLO, March

Hello, March. You’ve arrived on a gust of wind and came so much quicker than I thought you would. You have kept the coolness and rain that February had shrouded around her. But you seem to have brought the beginning of spring with you. There are blush pink blossoms budding on the trees and yellow daffodils with golden egg yolk hued centres, whose lush green arms dance in the breeze and crocuses the colour of violets that have sprouted up at the base of the woodlands, creating a path all of their own.

You bring with you Mardi Gras and the start of the Lenten season. We are ready for this time of reflection as our hearts our heavy with the world. We all seem to be in a continual cycle of treading water and then taking a deep breath before the next wave crashes over us again. 

We are ready for the first tastes of spring that will slowly start arriving at the green grocers as your month progresses. We are ready to dance in the kitchen while cooking dinner and the sun filters into our windows just a little longer than the day before and the day before that. 

We are ready to wear the green for St. Patrick’s Day and feast on my Nana’s Irish soda bread. And we are ready to continue to appreciate the little things, to live in the moment and to find peace in the stillness.

Welcome, March, bring us all good things. 

{Daffodils from the “Floral Calendar of Japan” series by Kawarazaki Shodo | Found via Fuji Arts}

HELLO, December

Hello, December! We’ve already felt the crisp chill in the air that you bring and it is heavenly! We’re ready for the magic that you hold in this most glorious of seasons. We’re ready for hot chocolate and quiet early mornings in the dark where we softly listen to Christmas music and let the morning unfold as it will.

We’re ready for late nights by the glow of the Christmas tree lights to watch old movies while we feast on popcorn . We’re ready to work on our Christmas puzzles and play endless games of Scrabble. We’re ready for the stillness that you bring as the world darkens and quiets.

We’re ready for school to come to a close for the year and the breathing space that brings. We’re ready for the mile high coconut cake that Christmas will deliver and the fact that a piece or two might get eaten for breakfast alongside a fresh cup of coffee.

We’re ready for holiday baking and the house to smell of gingerbread. We’re ready for frosty morning walks where the breeze bites our cheeks and we stop to watch the waves roll in and maybe spot a seal or two. We’re ready for all that you hold and have to offer and the enchanting feeling that hangs in the air like mist.

{Snow at a Shrine Entrance, Kawase Hasui, 1929 // Found HERE}