When I was a child, I used to draw on my March calendar. I doodled a lion for stormy days and a lamb for mild days. Since March has an uneven number of days, there was always one more lion or lamb. But consistently only one! So I became a firm believer in the "in like a lion, out like a lamb" (or vice versa) saying. I no longer scribble lions or lambs on my calendars (though as I type this, I am thinking that I should) but I do revel in the unrestrained and wonderful weather March can bring. This months wildly oscillating weather here in Cascadia is a perfect example of the crazy fun (and sometimes not so amusing) weather that the end of winter and start of spring can bring.
This March, on days like a lamb, Wilhelm, Huxley, Brychwyn, Amelia, Leo and I have all gotten out for walks. Some days I had no need for a coat and one day I got to wear only a t-shirt. Woo-hoo! On days like a lion, the dogs and I got caught in a hail storm as well as so much rain that we were all wet for hours after returning home. The March wind was wild and Leo wasn't sure about it blowing his feathers when we went out to enjoy an early spring sunset. But the dramatic skies that the wind brought were spectacular. It has been an entertaining and also beautiful month of lambs and lions. And I wouldn't trade a second of it!