In like a lion, out like a lamb?
Story and photo by Laura Baird
Spring is just around the corner, according to the calendar. And even though our recent weather may say otherwise, I’m staying optimistic that the saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” will come true.
This is the time of year for renewal, birth, fresh flowers and glorious wildlife. I’ve already seen plenty of robins in my yard, and a few daffodils are sprouting.
As we emerge out of the gray of winter and begin planning for better weather, it’s time to stretch our legs. It’s time to think about walking those nature trails, whether it be Longview's own Lake Sacajawea, or out at Nob Hill Nature Park in St. Helens, Oregon. Maybe you’ll even want to volunteer for their work party (click here) to keep the park beautiful, coming up April 7th. And be sure to plan a trip out to Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland next month for the tulip festival (click here).
But never fear, if the rain lingers and you prefer indoor entertainment, there’s plenty of that, too. At the Columbia Theatre March 30th, you may enjoy "Barrage," described as a young, hip cast delivering a high octane fiddle fest." If you enjoy Western swing and country, then head out to Skamokawa, Washington, on March 31st for "Cowgirl’s Dream," a touring band from Tacoma, with local Skamokawan Sunrise Fletcher opening for them. They will perform at the Skamokawa Grange (click here).
Enjoy your spring – and here’s hoping your world is blooming!
Laura Baird is one of Columbia River Reader's online writers. Read more about her by clicking here.