Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Good - it's Friday and the first day of Spring

Today, the 21st March is the first day of Spring. It is the first day of the year when there is more daylight than night.

Watch out for those mad March hares ... you can see them in the fields standing on their hind legs with their front paws boxing each other like miniature kangaroos. This is the start of the courtship ritual - the females become quite aggressive and box away the unwanted advances of the males. They are best viewed in the early evenings although later in the year they course or run very quickly across the meadows. It is rumoured that if you are very lucky then you may, perhaps just once in your lifetime witness hares standing in circles. I am still waiting to witness such an event. Perhaps one day I may be lucky enough to see it - I hope that I have my camera handy if I do! Many will have heard the saying "as mad as a March hare."

Traditionally, it is now the season for Spring cleaning - and if you are thinking of beginning yours then good luck with that.

It is Good Friday today so I hope you all have a lovely, peaceful and happy Easter.


Viooltje said...

Hiya and thanks for stopping by in my garden, for it lead me to your lovely blog. And btw that baby squirrel is just adorable, made my day. I'm going to keep a close eye on your wonderful blog, and looking forward to your future posts. Best wishes from the chilly Mediterranean and happy Easter

Tai Chi Mamma said...

Hey there!
Thank you very much for checking out my blog! This is such a new thing for me, but I'm excited about it! Your blog is great! I'm glad you're not stressing out about the potty training. It's the ONE thing toddlers do have control over!!

Anonymous said...

Obrigada pela visita em meu blog e pelo elogio.
Thank you.
Katia Breijao

Unknown said...

Thank you Viooltje - I am sure it's probably cooler here than in the Mediterranean though you sound as though you are in a very pretty spot.

Thank you Margaret for stopping by and your comment.

Thank you Katia - it was lovely for you to leave a compliment about my blog.

Hilde C. said...

I would love to see a pictures of those hares - I hope you are lucky one day :-)

Omykiss said...

hello and thanks for visiting my blog earlier ... we're heading towards autumn and then winter :(

I'm trying my best to ignore that and, at least while the weather continues to cooperate, delude myself that it's still summer!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

There are a lot of hares here and I've managed to capture one for my Easter blog. I haven't seen them stand incicles either although I've seen them playing leap frog.

Hope you had a lovely Easter, we're having snow here today.