Monthly Archives: March 2006

Vernal Pools: The Ephemeral Cradles of Spring

When ice relaxes into water, the world quickens and flows. That shape-shifting sprite, H2O, is busy at this time of year appearing everywhere in every guise — solid, liquid, and vapor — awakening the world with all its sudden activity. … Continue reading

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The March Wind

It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the West wind, … Continue reading

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The Lichen Method of Mastering March

The caprice of March always tests my best efforts to approach the world with equanimity, to take things as they come. I try my best not to be thrown off course by unexpected bumps in the road, which at this … Continue reading

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