March is the in between month here, still largely winter, but rapidly changing to spring. Officially spring arrives on the 21st, but winter is largely gone by then. And then we have another snowfall! The main signs of spring outside our window are the expanding patches of grass and those beautiful warmer blue sky days that simply suck the snow off the landscape.
No leaves in March of course, so it's the bare tree trunks that strike me at this time of year. With sunshine on the white snow it makes an interesting pattern that most of us probably ignore.
The branches in the canopy provide clear patterns on the snow, but because they're at eye level, they're really noticeable.
The snow disappears first around the base of trees, under evergreens and reflected from the walls of small buildings like our shed. March brings these wonderful sunny days that are the real promise of spring.