March is a lion so far

March moon glory

I’m betting young people have no knowledge of that old saw – March either comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion.

Although I honestly don’t remember exactly what the weather was like for the first few days of the month, for at least the past 8-10 days March has been very leonine. Cold temps. Snow and then snow and then snow.

So it makes it somehow less understandable to me how I have managed to go another whole month without posting. It’s not like I don’t have things to share; I do. Yes, I’ve been busy, but really? I could always choose to write more frequent, shorter posts. So I’ll try to remember do that, for a while, at least. ‘A while’ is ill-defined and therefore appropriate in this case.

I freely admit that I can almost never capture the beauty of the sky. Day or night, sunrise or sunset, my phone – which takes good pix – just can’t do it justice.

That being said, the above photo was taken of a full moon in March. When I first saw it – while driving – it was newly above the horizon and so golden! I tried pulling over a few times to capture it through the windshield, but couldn’t get away from the street lights enough to make it even begin to work.

By the time I got home the moon was higher and white, not gold. But it was as bright as the streetlights near my house. I was in awe! I did not see the rings of moisture around it that show up so clearly in this photo.

Back in February we had some freezing rain. The temperatures were exactly right (or wrong, depending on your perspective) that the ice that was on every branchlet stayed exactly the same for at least 3 days. I captured this bud cluster (I think from a red maple, but don’t quote me on that) while I was on my morning walk. It had fallen on the sidewalk and sat there in all its glory.

Moving on…here are my bead bags for February.
February bead bags

I didn’t actually get them dropped into the collection box at the Weaving Center until March. I’m currently almost done with my March bags, but haven’t taken photos of them yet. Hopefully I will do another post before the month is out and will include them at that time.

As long as we had some lovely-looking snow, I had to snap some shots. My daughter gave me some solar lights for Christmas which I installed near these 3 steps to the sidewalk. I LOVE the way they look shining their light on the snow.

stair lights on snow

Back on the fiber front…I did finish the February hugs and have gifted them to their new owners. All are 100% rayon chenille. From left to right they have a purple weft, a navy weft, and one with random weft stripes of various silver-grays and red, with narrow stripes of navy separating them.

3 February rayon chenille hugs

And here are the beginning stages of the March hugs. First are the two chained warps. The gemtones of these warps made me happy.

March hug warps, chained

Here they are being beamed. This warp is mostly various weights of cotton, all on the fairly thick-for-me side. The squiggly-looking variegated section is a cotton/rayon blend.

beaming March hugs

The three hugs are woven and wet finished. Hemming remains.

Closing with a shot of a STUNNING sunrise.
Beautiful sunrise - a storm is coming

While people may not know about March weather and lions, I think most people know the saying, “red sky in morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors delight.” We did, indeed, get hit with another winter storm starting that afternoon. The lion is still roaring.

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