Welcome back to another Tuesday 4 in honor of Toni Taddeo it's founder.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Sometimes it is the reverse. March has a lot of happenings like March 1st the start of Mardi Gras, the 13th is Daylight Savings Time, the Ides of March on the 15th, St Patrick's Day on the 17th, the first day of Spring on the 20th this year March 29-31 are the "borrowing days" when weather is traditionally rough or stormy.
1. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras or St. Patrick's Day and how do you celebrate them?
I do not celebrate Mardi Gras or St. Patrick's Day. These two days were never a part of the celebrations in the town and the region where I grew up.
2. Do you decorate for the spring in any way at all?
I do not decorate for spring. When spring arrives that is all the decoration I need. There are beautiful cherry blossoms aplenty and many early blossoming plants all around. (Photos ~ blossoms from March 2021)
3. Daylight savings time doesn't make the day longer. Experts say it puts kids heath at risk as well as contribute to heart problems for adults. Arizona and Hawaii don't change times. It began as "war time" so war workers in WW2 could come home in the light. What about you though? Are you happy to see it return or not?
I do not like to see the time change in spring or in fall. I have a hard time adjusting to even a small time change. Many feel the same way such that our provincial government has passed legislation to keep the same time all year long. It hasn't been implemented yet. I guess we are waiting for our neighbours to the south (Washington, Oregon and California) and our neighbour to the north (Yukon Territory), to do the same thing so we can all be in the same time zone. Our government enacted the change a few years ago. It looks like we could be waiting a very long time for our neighbours. I have no idea why the government needs to wait. Other Canadian provinces have already made the change permanent.
4. How has the weather been in your neck of the woods as March approaches. What would be your ideal for weather?
The weather here has been a little of this and a little of that and a lot of rain. We had snow just a few days ago too though it's a bit late for that. The very short video below shows how fast the snow was flying. It looked quite pretty.
The last of the snow was washed away by the rain on Friday.
My ideal weather is spring weather or early summer with temperatures anywhere from 18C to 25C and the sun shining. I love moderate weather in any season but the ideal weather for me allows me to get out and enjoy a walk, enjoy the spring blossoms or early summer colour and not get too warm while outside.
I'm ending with a few sunflowers that I grew some time back. Apparently sunflowers are associated with the Ukraine so I share them to represent solidarity with the Ukrainian people.