Thursday, March 2, 2017
In like a lion
As the old saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
In a lot of places this is probably a generally true statement. March begins with the northern hemisphere still in astronomic/calendar winter, and ends with the arrival of spring.
On the northern plains, at 40+ degrees north latitude and 5000+ feet above sea level, it's generally not a true statement. Winter tends to hold on a couple of weeks longer here.
Yesterday March certainly came in like a lion, with roaring NNW winds carrying icy cold temperatures from the snowfields it was blowing over. Kind of a miserable day.
Thus far today the winds are mostly light. It's a bit cool but there's a promise of warming later in the day.
Old sayings are interesting, and it's fun to compare and contrast them against reality. Actually, it's pretty important to do so, to at least check in with reality on a regular basis. Otherwise one can find oneself trying to operate reality with a fantasy rule book, and this seldom turns out well.
I'm going to be quite busy today, so I'll leave you with these.