Um, March. Really? Already?
I had to include this Instagram picture of February turning into March that I took when I was still on track with the photo a day challenge [we won't speak of that again this month!].
But I love this picture which, like many great images, was a bit of a fluke. I opened the door for my light and the gentle breeze lifted the calendar.
The calendar is a Stendig calendar, which also hangs in the MOMA. It was part of my Quarterly subscription from swiss miss earlier this year and hangs in our hallway.
It’s a pretty gardenia with a busy little ant scurrying along the edge gracing the March calendar. With a little bit of green for St Patrick’s Day this month.
Marching on to some facts about the third month of the year.
- March starts on the same day of the week as November every year, and February in non-leap years.
- It’s the change of seasons ~ autumn here in the southern hemisphere and spring in the north.
- The name of March comes from Latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar.
- It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war who was also regarded as a guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus. His month Martius was the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare.
- Go figure! It’s World Maths Day on the first Wednesday in March and International Women’s Day on March 8.
- And Pi Day on March 14
- The equinox, named the vernal or spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere, occurs on dates varying from March 19 toMarch 21.
- Francophiles unite! It’s International Francophone Day on March 22.
- Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth! It’s International Day of Happiness on March 20
- March’s birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone, these stones symbolise courage, and its birth flower is the daffodil.