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The bloom of spring

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webmaster | 03/23/13

Folklore tells us the month of March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” This means March 1 can be cold and blustery, while March 31 tends to be warm and mild.

This year the high temperature reached 73 degrees on March 1. It remains to be seen how the month will conclude. Since the month came in like a lamb, it could go out like a lion with severe weather. The month has been eventful with the Irish (honorary or otherwise) celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and Easter waiting in the wings. The Catholic Church has selected its new pope and college basketball fans love March Madness. Spring has arrived and the trees are in full bloom. The beauty of these blossoms can literally take one’s breath away.

The pollen must be exceptionally potent this year. I have never suffered from allergies or hay fever. Nevertheless, earlier in the week, my head felt stuffed with cotton and my sinuses were inflamed. I thought it was the beginning of a head cold but the condition only lasted a couple of days. The recent showers seem to have cleaned the air a bit as well.

Spring is the perfect time for sundresses and sandals. The fashion magazines are full of fun pedicure tips, which they consider essential if one intends to wear sandals. According to Marie Claire magazine, emerald is the hot new color for spring. I think it is just a move to capitalize on the popularity of the new Oz film...


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