March 25, 2023 at 4:55 pm #76983
There are so many amazing entries. Great job everyone!!
March in Southern Appalachia
Where I live in Martin, Georgia,
Southern part of Appalachia,
Lizards crawl from hibernation,
Caterpillars roam creation;
Birds on branches chirp and sing;
Bloss’ming branches say, “It’s spring!”
Flowers toward the sun are bent,
Honeybees now seek their scent.
Stormy skies and moonlit nights,
Dew drops form delightful sights.
No matter where my feet may trod,
I see the awesome works of God!
3/25/23March 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm #76988March 25, 2023 at 6:29 pm #76990March 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm #76996
Beauty in the Little Things
March in Martin, Georgia has many beautiful aspects. We tend to miss a lot of the beauty because in looking for stunning sunsets, bold flowers, and other things that grab our attention, little details are missed that our Creator designed for us to enjoy.
Here is a bee collecting nectar for her hive from a blueberry bush. The flowers are so small, yet she can still enter them in order to collect pollen and nectar. We see how amazing God is in His creations.
The stars and constellations are so far away that we do not always stop to notice them. Our March skies can be rather clear, and the weather is not uncomfortably cold for looking at the night skies, which make it enjoyable for looking at the “Big Dipper” and “Orion.”
The tulips are coming out of the dirt, and some have just started to bloom. Hyacinths are emitting their sweet fragrance. Weeping cherry trees add a shower of beautiful white blossoms. Tiny thrift and violets are so intricately designed. After a rain shower many water droplets have formed on all of the leaves like miniature gems reflecting the sunshine. What beauty God has created!
March is a time when God draws our attention to the little details to show us that He created beauty even in the “insignificant” things.
3/24/23March 25, 2023 at 6:45 pm #76997March 25, 2023 at 7:06 pm #77003March 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm #77009
The Blossoming Beauty of March in Northeast Georgia
One cannot begin to describe the intricate beauty with which our Creator has made each flower. How such a small thing can be so delicate, so fragrant. The beautiful, diverse daffodils have a fragrance that is as pretty as any perfume. The tulips, with small, crystal-clear water droplets clinging to their petals, are so simple yet stunning. Dogwood trees, with their cross-shaped blossoms and crimson shaded tips, spread throughout the yard and woodland, adding a touch of spring to the bare limbs. The new greenery looks picturesque, with glistening raindrops shimmering against the dark green of iris shoots.
Walking through the woods, I see wild cherry trees in bloom, and the honeybees are gathering nectar from their snow-white inflorescence. Our peach trees are flowering, and they have such lovely blossoms which will soon be beautiful delicious fruit! Blueberry bushes have clusters of blossoms hanging daintily from their stems, and the butterflies enjoy congregating amongst them. Indigo and white-colored violets have an unassuming, graceful charm about them, generously spreading themselves around the yard. Vinca creeps and climbs up the rocks, adding a pretty purple to the drab gray.
This is just a small glimpse of March where I live in Northeast Georgia, and of all the beauty of the month. Surely, ” He (God) hath made everything beautiful in His time”! Ecclesiastes 3:11
Tabitha H. Parris
March 23, 2023March 25, 2023 at 8:03 pm #77015Blessings CapturedParticipant
March in Southern Missouri
To began our “month of March”, we headed out on a Sunday afternoon family hike to the newly opened Bryant Creek state park. We took the trail that was about 2.5 miles. I kept my eyes peeled for any signs of spring. The only things I saw waking up was the moss. The tiny sporophytes were cute. One thing that I was disappointed with was the trail didn’t actually go by Bryant Creek. But we could see a little bit of it from the top of the ridge and through the trees.
I headed out to your woods in search of fiddle head ferns and to check on the daffodils that we planted along the path. No ferns yet, but there was one small patch of daffodils blooming. Down by our family campground I saw a nuthatch on one of the cedars. I also saw a shrub that was budding out.
It has rained the last couple days and I’ve notices how the grass has grown. It’s the first thing to get green and lush.
The red-bud trees are just starting the get a pink blush. They’ll be fully out before long.
In our front yard in a circumference around a half dead soft maple tree, we found quite a number of false morels. I guess they come out earlier then the true ones. I don’t remember ever see one before.
This morning the grass sparkled with frost. I used my reverse 18-55mm lens to get a macro shot of the frost.
I decided to take another walk in the woods to see what new I could find. The fiddle heads still aren’t out. But as I continued to walk down the trail, I came to the rock outcroppings. There I saw icicles that formed from the water that was seeping out. I hadn’t expected to see any, I guess it’s because it’s been colder the last couple of days. I set down on a log and begun to listen to the sounds of the woods: the wind rustling the oak leaves that still clung on from last fall; a flock of noisy crows; a chattering squirrel in the distance; the chirp of a woodland bird; the dripping of the icicles on the ledges; the longer I sat the more I heard.
Farther down the path I come upon a blooming trout lily. I had forgotten that my brother had told us about them the other day, but I’m glad I saw one.
I noticed that the almond tree has a couple of blooms on it. Hopefully the rest of them will wait until it’s warmer to bud out so they won’t get frosted. Yesterday morning it was only 18º.
As I been taking the last couple of weeks to observe the little signs of spring it has seemed as if spring has come slower then I was expecting it to. I’ve enjoyed taking note of the little details around me in my Southern Missouri home.
-HannahMarch 25, 2023 at 8:04 pm #77021March 25, 2023 at 8:05 pm #77027Blessings CapturedParticipantMarch 25, 2023 at 8:30 pm #77032
March in Northeast Georgia
As I walked outside one March morning, the air was pleasantly warm (76 F,) and the song of birds greeted me. ”Oh, what a lovely morning!”, I thought. Beautiful blue jays, swooped down gracefully in front of me in their stunning shades of brilliant blue. One of them flew and landed in the dogwood tree above me, and he began chattering. After a minute, other birds began arriving. Titmice and towhees were hopping around, eating acorns, while some finches were chasing each other. In the middle of the yard were about 28 different varieties of daffodils blooming. They looked so elegant and were very fragrant!! In the grass buttercups were blooming yellow, spreading cheerfulness wherever they were. Later, in the afternoon, I was walking, when I saw the cutest hairy woodpecker, sitting on a log. She looked at me, and then started chirping happily, and let me take pictures of her. She was so friendly and sweet!! After that, I went and looked at the tulips. They were absolutely gorgeous, and the radiance of their colors were outstanding! The sun was shining against a clear, blue sky and adding a warm golden glow to the flowers.
Another morning, I heard the gentle pattering of a light rain. I took my camera along and stepped out into the clean, refreshing air. A puddle nearby was perfect for pictures, with the water splashing in midair. When the rain paused for a few minutes, a walk through the woods revealed dogwood, red bud and wild cherry trees; each of them were contributing to the lovely, spring atmosphere. If you looked closely, there along the creek banks were dainty, white blossoms, with violets and ginger nearby. It started raining again, so I went inside the house. When the rain stopped, I went back outside, and I saw beautiful flowers with water droplets shimmering against their petals and greenery. It was breathtaking!! That evening, we had a gorgeous sunset, and the tiny maple buds looked so perfect as they were framed against the blue and gold colors of the sky!
March is one of the most beautiful times of the year in North Georgia, and I can only begin to describe all of the beauty that God has made!
”The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” Song Of Solomon 2:12
-Tabitha H. Parris
March 25, 2023March 25, 2023 at 8:36 pm #77038March 25, 2023 at 8:55 pm #77044March 25, 2023 at 9:03 pm #77049March 25, 2023 at 10:48 pm #77051Laura LaneParticipant
Here is my submissions(-:
March, the first month of autumn!
This windy month in Tasman, New Zealand is known for:
Trees exploding with Gods wonderful colour –
A warning that winter is coming,
As they pass on the message from one to the other.
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