Did you know that March was named after the Roman god of war - Mars? Also, the first day of spring, Passover, and St. Patrick's Day all fall in the month of March. My favourite Irish blessing is "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
Oh, and we must not forget what happened in March a long time ago when a soothsayer warned Julius Caesar that something terrible would happen to him. And as we all know, Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 BC.
Because March is the beginning of a new season of growth, we all celebrate new life in nature and the promise of warmer weather to come. Personally, I start to come out of the darkness that sets into me around October and emerge with my camera ready for action! I put together a little slideshow with some of the photos I took last month. (There are only a few of the dog, by the way!) It's accompanied by the music "Spring Has Sprung." Enjoy!