Monday, March 13, 2017


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

March is half way through and I find its features worth observing. It has distinct and significant qualities. For instance, it has elegance built into it. For one it ushers the much awaited change in weather. Finally, winter’s grueling months are over. We keep aside layers of clothing and heavy woolens. We for once breathe freely the fragrant breeze of March. Here comes spring’s wagon laden with the most loved nature’s blessing. Days become windy and lots of fragrance inundates the environment. Trees and vegetation sprout new tender leaves. Flowers vie with each other to bloom beautifully and mesmerize the on looker.

You take a walk and in most backyards, you witness the riot of color catching your attention. Blades of grass, which were hidden under the soil battered by cold, sneak out in their fresh green avatar. Sometimes an unexpected shower nourishes the tender vegetation and brings joy and happiness to plants. It is cloudy for a couple of days. You look up to see white patches of clouds making gorgeous patterns in the sky.

The dryness of winter disappears. Our skin feels smooth and naturally rejuvenated. March remains more or less sunny and yet it retains the nip in the air. Light woolens give comfort in the mornings and evenings. You still snuggle in the quilt at night.

Birds chirp cheerfully and romp about on the branches of trees. Squirrels seem to feel heavenly, while running races hidden in the spread of trees. Neem tree outside our house attracts birds for their special soirees.
Because February passes too quickly, March seems to be a very long month. It lingers. Its personality stands out, though.  It is comfortably warm but blowy.  Pleasant cool breeze plays with your face and hair.  You move out and your hairs swing in all directions.

Winter and autumn overlap in Punjab. As late as first week of March, some deciduous trees were still shedding leaves. Ground underneath the trees has sheets of crunchy dry leaves. Thankfully, it is over now.

On the other side, generous amount of pollen moves about in the atmosphere. People suffer from sneezes and mild fevers. It gives rise to bouts of allergies. However, everybody welcomes March for its bracing outdoor activities. March is different

On a rainy day the afterglow  of sunset lingered even at the late hour.

Friends,welcome here as always.

Linking to:
Our World
Nature Notes 
Wednesday around the world 
Outdoor Wednesday  


  1. Hari OM
    Winter is hanging on hard here in the Scottish highlands... but March being March, that could change just by turning round! A lovely tribute Uppal! YAM xx

  2. I too experience the differences here and the sea breeze is much earlier this time and I enjoy the cool wind kick-start by late morning even though the temperature reached 34 C. But you sound really cool about the weather and fragrance spread by wind there following lovely blossoms. Gorgeous capture on the flower! The quote is apt. for the season and I feel it much only during summer vacation to mountains

    Enjoy the pleasantry

  3. What a lovely flower to celebrate March! Love your participation in SEASONS! Since I live higher up the mountain, the weather became soft finally yesterday, and I'm enjoying it! Have a great week!

  4. It's true March flies, the time flies...

    ...and nearby: Indeed, I love flowers,
    so I enjoyed the past Post very much!

  5. Agreed. Time does fly by. Enjoyed your post very much.

  6. Liebe Uppal,
    zuerst einaml DANKE für Deinen netten Kommentaar auf meinem Blog.
    Könntest Du nicht ein Übersetzungsprogramm auf Deinem Blog installieren?
    Das wäre wunderbar!
    Alles Liebe

  7. It is. I feel the magic of spring makes March special.

  8. I love the phrase 'riot of color' and it certainly applies to your lovely flowers! Your scenery is fabulous.

  9. Dickens described it perfectly! The type of weather you don't know which season of clothing to wear! Happy Spring!

  10. I love the photos and your weather is different from our cold snowy weather. I hope we can get back to early spring temperatures here..Michelle

  11. Beautiful photographs and wonderfully written!

  12. Reading this as march is passing by...