Friday, March 29, 2019

The Cool Month of March by Nora LeDuc #RomanceGems

Celebrate!
Many say March comes in like a lion, but I say it comes in like a New Year. At last, a season that excites everyone after the storms and frigid temperatures. (My apologies to the warm weather people.) Every day I gaze out at the shrinking snowbanks searching for signs of the hibernating grass. I can never declare that spring is officially here until the bank by my driveway built by the snowplow shrinks away. Then, it’s celebration time.


Town Meeting—note blue jeans are required (g)
As I travel around my small town, I spy the town meeting and school district signs. They have sprouted up almost overnight and decorate the street corners and yards of my neighbors. It's still not warm enough to shed my winter coat, but I'm encouraged when I spot the plastic tubing for the future syrup. These pipelines run from maple tree to maple tree on the edge of the woods.There's something about the lines and the familiar sap buckets catching the drip-drip-drip that reassures and promises better weather ahead. In case you didn't know, the liquid flows when the daytime temperatures rise above freezing. Of course, the night temperature must fall below 32 degrees, but we're inside snug and toasty by then.

My spring flower bulbs from Breck’s arrive.
Another exciting moment is when my Breck's Flower order arrives. Each winter, the nursery convinces me with their beautiful catalog I too can grow flowers that look like the ones in their pictures. Sure, I can! I choose the prettiest bloomers and dream of them outside my house. Unfortunately, March weather is often unpredictable and many purchases have arrived after a nor'easter. Yes, that's one of my deliveries in the picture.

Yup, not quite time to go in the ground.

Finally, I take a hard look at my writing production. After a winter of tapping away on my laptop, it’s time to assess my newest creation. I hope my book will entertain many readers with hours of happiness that warm your heart.

Until we meet again, happy reading, my friends.



My latest release Midnight Girl. 

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23 comments:

  1. Looks promising, so many great reviews! I'll give it a try. Thank you!

    adissidente [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. I planted a few pansies yesterday. Then I hear we may get down to 20 in Kentucky next week! I can cover the pansies. LOL!

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    1. 20 in Kentucky! Brrr. Cover those poor pansies.

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  3. Thank you, Iris. May good fortune bless you in the Luck of the Irish Contest.

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  4. harperyn [at] outlook [dot] com writes:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog post today. I can't believe March is almost over! It was only early February when I could not wait to move into my new apartment for March. Time seriously flies.

    Good luck with Midnight Girl!

    p.s. can the gift cards be also for international residents?

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    1. I believe they are, Lavender. Are you a flower fan?

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    2. Lavender, We are checking on the gift cards. Where are you so we have a better idea if they would work for you-- and all international residents.?

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    3. Hi Nora, yep, Tulips are my favourite! 🌷🌷🌷
      Also, thanks for the email as well! Canada / amazon dot ca

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  5. Great day for your post ... we actually have sunshine today!

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    1. Funny, we have gray skies and a little rain.

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  6. Typically I am right there with you, waiting for the snow to melt and the warmer temps to arrive. But this year I have been enjoying the springlike temps all winter long (the average temp we had - even in Florida- was about 60ish. which is perfect for me).
    Soon enough I'll be back in New England to enjoy the spring thaw and all the beauty growing and blooming all over.

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  7. I really enjoy poking through ths yard in March looking for signs of fresh growth. I also like putting away my winter coat.

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  8. Yes, I like to walk around and catch sight of what is coming up too. The best part is putting away the winter coat.

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  9. Well...you all know we hightailed it out of here for the worst of the wintry weather. Now, we have sunshine, daffodils in bloom and today is warm. Cheers!(But I'm never sucked in by seed catalogues - I think they tell big whoppers)

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  10. Bonnie, it's true their plants are grown, fertilized and always cared for. Mine are put in with much enthusiasm and hope. That's about it. Enjoy your wonderful weather.

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  11. I do appreciate the March's small signs which indicate the season changing.

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  12. Yes, even the little changes are so exciting, Satin.

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  13. I hope you have luck with your growing. We don't get snow, but I'm always happy when the winds are gone.

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    1. Mary, how did I miss you? Sorry. Thanks for the luck. I always need a lot.

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  14. Nora, had to laugh at the box on top of the snowdrift. I love spring. I can imagine you wait for it like a kid at Christmas.

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