March has been ‘Right Mixy’


Spring 2015

Years ago, when I asked an Old Order Mennonite woman how her two-year-old daughter was doing, she responded with, ‘Right mixy.’ Which sums up a wee tot and their erratic moods quite well. The term also applies to March in the Shenandoah Valley, and other parts of the country. One day it’s mild and in the 60’s and the next, temps drop to the teens and snow flies. Is it any wonder I’ve been stricken with a respiratory thing, as have many others in the valley. We all long for full-blown spring and more settled weather, and hope to live to see it. Hack, sniffle, honk.

March 6

“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

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~Mark Twain

March 5

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.”
~Robert Frost

(I know, but am hopeful April will be kinder.)

***snowdrop, crocus and pussy willow are blooming. Daffodils have just begun. Images by daughter Elise

5 responses to “March has been ‘Right Mixy’

  1. It sure has been “Right mixy.” We had warm weather one week, snow the next and than freezing rain and cold. Now it’s going to be nice again except for rain today which is ok with me. I haven’t noticed my flowers yet but; did see my first robin.
    Sue B

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  2. Loved the Right Mixy statement. Our weather here quite mixy as well. The photos were lovely. My front yard is gorgeous with every jonquil in full bloom as well as many other flowers. Two of our grafted unbearing pears look like banks of snow piled into the sky. Like you, I’m hoping for full blown spring. Said last night if anyone complained about the heat this summer they were going to be in trouble with me. I can’t wait.

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