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March in Ohio.

March 24, 2012

March brings early spring with it, and- hopefully- the end of winter weather.  And spring has swept into Ohio in a big way this month!

On the surface of things, many trees still look bare, and fields still have that brown wintry look.

But around the edges, growth is happening.  Bushes are starting to sprout leaves, and some trees are budding and flowering.

In the woods, Purple Cress and Spring Beauties are blooming after the Snowdrops have faded, while other flowers-to-be are eagerly pushing through the leaf layer, anxious to bloom.  As the month lengthens, more flowers can be spotted here and there.

Animals and insects are appearing in greater numbers.

Birds are singing strongly in the morning- they don’t mind winter’s decline at all.

Early migrants have returned ahead of the great waves coming later in the spring.

It’s about time to raise a family, as nature’s great circle turns.

Others are just happy to be out in the warmer weather!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2012 7:49 pm

    Great post and great photos! Especially the “muddy” robin! Normally your area is two to three weeks ahead of my area, but with the weird weather, I think it is neck and neck this year.

  2. March 24, 2012 8:06 pm

    Same here in Michigan my friend. Beautiful spring selections!

  3. March 25, 2012 5:51 am

    Your photos are awesome as always. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous Spring awakenings. 🙂

  4. March 25, 2012 9:17 am

    A great collection of spring photos, Tracy.

  5. March 25, 2012 12:25 pm

    Fine pictures. Thank you.

  6. March 25, 2012 2:05 pm

    Isn’t it incredible, as everything seems to be awakening? What a joyous welcome to Spring.. appreciation of the season’s warmth and new beginnings. 🙂

  7. March 25, 2012 2:25 pm

    Blessings upon blessings…love what you say…growth around the edges and “nature’s great circle turns.” Wonderful photos and prose/poetry.

  8. March 25, 2012 10:02 pm

    Great series of photos! Spring there is so far advanced!

  9. March 26, 2012 6:40 am

    Beautiful spring walk, Tracy – I love the mix of flower, bird, and creature photos – I felt as if I was going on the walk with you!

  10. March 26, 2012 2:11 pm

    Hi Seasons, Nice pictures! I like that one of the small snake. I have not seen any snakes out yet here. I used to totally get freaked by any and all snakes. I now know and appreciate the role snakes play in nature and most are OK. Have a wonderful day!

  11. March 26, 2012 3:32 pm

    Wonderful pictures – I love the chipmunk and the turtle getting some sun on the pond. The birds look very busy with their domestic affairs. Spring is definitely in the air!

  12. March 26, 2012 6:19 pm

    You’ve bestowed a bountiful spring blessing upon the blogosphere. 🙂

  13. March 26, 2012 7:14 pm

    Nice shots! I think you must be about two weeks ahead of us judging by the flowers you have blooming. We’ll catch up though.

  14. March 31, 2012 4:05 pm

    No doubt W.S….you’ve caught it…spring that is…and since the 24th I’m sure there are a lot more changes…lots of those trees that were bare, are now leafing out…loved all the pictures…you have a way with all this…and as my two friends, “Mac and Don” would say, “I’m lovin’ it.”…thanks…

  15. April 8, 2012 11:04 am

    It looks like you’re a few weeks ahead of us here in Connecticut. It’s fun to see “what comes next” here on your blog!

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