This year, March came in “like a lion,” as any herring fisherman will tell you.
They must have had some terrible days even in these relatively sheltered waters. I know I would be so seasick if I had to be out there.
But at the end of March I took some pictures of the same area and it was a very different story. It was early morning and the sun would be creeping over the horizon momentarily. Its warm glow already lit up the few stragglers of the clouds that had blown through overnight.
It was still early, but when I looked more closely, I saw a partial yellow globe.
No, it’s not the sun. That’s the waning moon. The sun was rising far to the east of it, shining on the clouds around the moon. In the stillness of the dawn the sun sent poetry rays to me:
“Oh Moon, I guess you think you’re cool
To sashay round that cloud,
But keep on moving, you old fool,
While I shine warm and proud.”
The next day, also early in the morning (I’m out there because that’s when the dogs have to go out), the sun was rolling up its sleeves, ready to get to work and warm this corner of the earth. I welcomed it and told it to stay as long as it wanted.
In these last days of the month, March truly went out “like a lamb.”