Best of the Month

This one image from a walk Suze and l managed to take on the 4th of March symbolised the entire month of March for us. Whilst dry then, the rain clouds were already regrouping for another torrential deluge which fell from that Saturday night till Friday the 10th. It was non-stop rain.

Green Wall Road round walk looking back towards Sandwich.

 ”The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Dolly Parton

Best of the Month – of March 2023

Willow Garden Primroses quite possibly some of the best colours l have seen for the month were found in our garden.

Music – Moments

Welcome to Best of the Month

I take hundreds of photographs each and every month – either out and about walking around the town of Sandwich or around Kent county where l live, whilst in the garden or the allotment or even when volunteering.

I take photographs of all sorts of things as well, from the typical and the normal to the more unusual or the quirky to the ‘ooh that’s different’.

This series is literally about moments l have captured during my travels whilst out with my cameras that l thought other people may appreciate also.

I hope you’ll enjoy the series.

Check out – Best of the Month Directory

March 2023

Blackthorn blossom
Green Wall Road round walk

If February was a quiet month, it is safe to say that March was the wettest that l have known for a long while. It simply never stopped raining for long. The meteorological office recorded it as the wettest in the last forty years. It has been, in my eyes, especially a very dull, depressing and damp month.

It was even more depressing because l had so much set to achieve in the month and managed to hit only 25% of the expected targets. Because of this, it meant that walking for pleasure became one of the lowest priorities. The gardening business, the needs at the allotment and the volunteering took most of the keener and brighter days away from the leisure camera.

Suze and l managed to get three walks in for the month, which were okay regards the weather but were damp with a few patches of blue. Of the 31 days in March, there were only four full sunny days where it didn’t rain, giving us enough time to complete some of our tasks.

All my moans aside, the selection for March is exceedingly slim, with the dominance of flora from the gardens of Willow, St Peter’s Church and the Butchery with just one countryside shot from the walk from the 4th, which is included for the contrasting effect and in essence that l think displays the overall feeling for March which became a somewhat disappointing start to Spring 2023.

The Butchery Garden

St Peter’s Church

Three Cornered Leek
St Peter’s Church

Didier’s Tulip
The Butchery Garden

Unlike Elements

the everyday folk
nonplussed by her appearance
become mother nature’s foe
truth hides in shadows
of concrete facades
once lush green forests
summon yesteryear
sky water like teardrops

Copyright © 2023 Eugenia – Ongoing Whimsy

Primroses from Willow Garden

Selected Best of March Photograph

Despite the non-stop rains of March, spring as a season was leaping ahead in bounds – Mother Nature was shining through, irrelevant to the overall view of the damp weather. The Willow garden had exceptionally bright and vibrant pockets of colour. On the rainy days when nothing could be done, l looked out into the back garden watching the pigeons bathing l was pleased to look upon the vibrancy of the colours planted last October.

The one above l found the most deeply vibrant of them all, so l chose it Best of the Month for March.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

18 thoughts on “Best of the Month

    1. Well that is true Sadje, currently the sun is here for a while l was at the allotment from 8am to 6pm yesterday and back again today, it is supposed to be sunny all week which is excellent as l have so many jobs to get done of my own and of others too 🙂

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  1. That tulip is magnificent and I want some. As for hyacinth –
    “If you have two loaves of bread
    sell one and with the dole
    buy hyacinths to feed your soul”

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  2. That first photo looks sooo heavenly 🙌 the beams of sun fighting to come through ❤️👏

    Haha March ROARED like a Lion – or is that just 2023 so far? Lol 🙄

    What do they say? In like a Lion, out like a lamb? Lol 😄✌️

    Wishing beautiful sun ☀️ for you ✨ 🙏🙏✌️❤️

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    1. Oh yes, March roared alright!

      Thank you and wishing you also great week ahead.

      We had marvelous sun yesterday [Sunday] and l was at the allotment for 10 hours and back again today. The sun is with us now until Thursday, then back until the following week 🙂

      Lots to do.

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      1. We SHOULD have sun today 🙏 forecast showing partly sunny – but we are cold – right now the “real feel” is 32 😮😮😮 but it is still early morning

        Our high today is 59! Ugh 😑 can I have some warmth??? Lol ✌️

        I have today off ❤️👏 and an interview 😮🙏 I’m excited and nervous – nervous only because I’m unsure of such change but is good – we shall see

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      2. Rain for Saturday here now 😩🤨

        Omg longest rainy season EVER!! No more drought 👏… so fires hopefully aren’t gonna be bad… unless PG&E’s hands are in it 🤨

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