Winter has begun to loosen its grip on many areas of the country, and we can now look forward to the lovely month of March and perhaps some more spring-like weather. For many, this winter has been harsh, for others quite mild, but I think it is safe to say we are looking forward to the beauty of what lies ahead.
Where I live in North Carolina, we have had a mild winter and I have seen the occasional spring blooms popping from the ground. So bright and cheerful, announcing that we are nearly through with winter. Telling us to hang on just that little bit longer, that the daffodils, crocus, and tulips will appear to brighten our days. The chill will be gone, and everything will be new. What a great time of year!
We also have St Patrick’s Day, St Paddy’s to the Irish amongst us. A time when everyone claims to be Irish. A fun fact, 7 times more people are claiming Irish heritage in the US then there are Irishmen in Ireland!
The Irish will tell you there is no such thing as leprechauns or pots of gold, but fairies are another story.
Fairies are real and alive still to this day in Fairy Forts or Rings in the woods. The Irish claim they exist and will do their best not to disturb them for fear of what mayhem they may cause!
The beauty of spring, the renewal, the celebrations and the reminders of childhood fantasy are all here to enjoy this month. Be sure you take time to do just that!
Do you love the beauty of the season, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?
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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.