March is a Time of Passage, Not a Season

March is neither winter nor spring. Its weather is not its own. Anything can happen this month, and usually does. It’s best to call it an empty space that other seasons pass through. Its best to pass through with the same closure and readiness. Expecting stable weather from March is a colonial approach. We could stop it easily. After all, look at the variations over just eight years!

March 8, 2019

March 25, 2018

March 13, 2017



March, 2016

March 14, 2015

March 5, 2014

March 7, 2013

March 17, 2012

Many people in town today were cold in this weather. Of course. You don’t go out in this weather to get warm. You go out to see how far your warmth will carry you. It is a conversation with the sky. Cold is one of its words, but not its only one. The trick is, you have to be there in the conversation to be there when the warm ones are said.

March 16, 2015

Five minutes later, it just might snow.

8 replies »

  1. It is also a time of migration; the swallows, ospreys and pensioners are heading north and will arrive towards the month’s end.


    • Well said. The migratory ones have been hanging around here for some time, in a holding pattern. The most obvious changes have been deer slinking away to their March hideaways and hawks coming in for the year. No swallows yet. You live in a truly blessed clime!



  2. In a novel I read a while back that was set in Cleveland, the author called this time of year “wet winter”. Winter, wet winter, and then, if we’re lucky, a touch of spring before summer sets in!


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