March is the month of expectation,
The things we do not know,
The Persons of Prognostication
Are coming now.
We try to sham becoming firmness,
But pompous joy
Betrays us, as his first betrothal
Betrays a boy.
~~ Emily Dickinson ~~
Today is the meteorological start of spring. In Holland, the records were once again broken with the winter season being the hottest since the start of recording weather here. Normally we average 3,3C and the temperatures averaged 6,5C making this the warmest winter. They are predicting a very warm spring now. At any rate, with our garden showing signs of wakening from a short winter sleep, we only hope there won't be a harsh period to come and damage young buds.
I have bought winter pansies and ranonkels (Persian Buttercups)to fill my flower boxes at the French doors. I feel like seeing some spring color already and winter pansies are so pretty and yet thrive in the chill that is still in the air.