March - Lamb or Lion
I've heard it said if March comes in like a Lamb it will go out like a Lion. March 2011 came in like a little lamb. We will now wait to see how the month ends.
The last weekend in February was extremely wet. Small stream flooding was the result of over one and one-half inches of rain in a little over 24 hours. Thank goodness there was no snow to add to the water deluge.
This is the first weekend in March and the weatherman called for hard rain and flooding. He is true to his word - rain rain rain! There is one good thing about rain I don't have to shovel or plow it. I am very thankful for that! I wanted to work outside but.....
Now here is my concern. Winter came early to WV this year. The entire month of December was under a blanket of snow. Then a repeat the month of January. February had its share of snow even though the Groundhog didn't see his shadow. Only time will tell how March ends, but I'm ready for sunshine and flowers...just like the poem says.
Now back to March's legacy of Lamb and Lion. The following poem sums it up and discusses the Lion / Lamb.
In like a lion out like a lamb.
March - Lion and Lamb (poem) by Joyce P. Hale
MARCH has tumbled on the scene,
exits mild, but enters mean...
Winter waves a fierce goodbye,
while robins promise Spring is nigh.
Daffodils are peeking through...
forsythia is budding, too.
Clouds are racing, sun is cool,
in like a lion is the rule!
Birds all seem to know it's time
to answer Mother Nature's sign;
they listen to an innate command,
and there goes March, out like a lamb.
© Joyce P. Hale