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March 19, 2024

Like A March Hare

Spring begins today, March 19, and like a March hare I have anticipated spring’s arrival with growing excitement. As the lean, cold, short days of winter recede, I feel the promise of days growing longer, warmer, and more voluptuous. All around my island home, marshes are greening, trees are leafing, and garden centers are bursting with color. Outside my door, orange blossoms sweeten the air; at the edge of my garden, in a nesting box, bluebirds serenade as they build their home. So like the March hare, I’m ready to be outside enjoying this first burst of seasonal change, this first taste of glorious spring, not with a March hare’s madness but the exuberance of inexorable joy.