March is coming to an end.

March will be over in just a few days. March is an odd month in my universe, I associate it with restlessness, sorrow, and joy. The restlessness is related to many years of experiencing the intensity of cabin fever in March, when we lived in the country house. There the snow blanketed the landscape from October to April, and since I spent almost all my waking hours alone in the bush, within walking distance to nothing but bush, without a vehicle, the effects of isolation accumulated to a peak in March. Cabin fever is real, and unpleasant.

The sorrow is related to the passing of my Granny, in a March many years ago. I will always miss her. March is also the month that my beloved former partner passed away, always remembered. The sorrow in these losses is mixed with gratitude for having loved and known such wonderful people.

A joy in March is that where we live now the landscape is seldom white, the robins have returned, the Lungwort is blooming despite frigid temperatures. It isn’t quite nice enough to be sitting outside most of the time, the windows cannot be opened, and the wind is often bitterly cold. But spring is more than just a longing in March at Mist Cottage.

Another joy in March is that it is the month that Attila and I married. It was a small event, in our living room, with only our daughters and their partners in attendance.

April is just around the corner!



Updated on Fri, Mar 29 at 9:57 AM
Wind 15 NW km/h
Humidity 65 %
Visibility 21 km
Sunrise 6:53 AM
Wind gust 23 km/h
Pressure 101.4 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 7:31 PM


“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot
1834 – 1926

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Joan Lansberry

I hope April is cheerier for you! Happy last weekend/Easter of March!


Happy Easter, Maggie. The losses are painful and increase as we get older. I like to think my lost family and friends ate in a parallel universe we’re connected to and come to visit often. 🙂

Stubblejumpers Cafe

Happy Anniversary Month!


I hope your anniversary was lovely, with fond memories exchanged and celebrated.

With the odd sunny day, we’ve been able to open a few windows for short periods of time. We have lots of windows in themliving roo so with the sun getting higher and longer, it gets too warm. The fresh air is so nice, though the floor gets cool pretty quickly.