March. . .

Oh dear it’s back to winter  here…..


Daffodils for St. David’s Day and mine are deep under a foot or more of snow.  A snowy illustration would be more appropriate.

“The word ‘March’ comes from the Roman ‘Martius’. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war.  March was the beginning of our calendar year. We changed to the ‘New Style’ or ‘Gregorian calendar in 1752, and it is only since then when we the year began on 1st January. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month.  That is about  right!  I cannot see us getting from the farm for a day  or two.   Even the main roads were  impassible yesterday – it has been jolly rugged since Thursday…..


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