how to know it’s march.

March 1, 2018

how to know it's march | reading my tea leaves

Under dried leaves, snowdrops.

On my mind, sunshine.

In the forecast, rain.

At the end of branches, fuzz.

Over cold ankles, no socks.

Under the tongue, a tincture.

On my forehead, trimmed bangs.

In my water bottle, fruit water.

At farmers’ markets, wind-blown pansies.

On tiny feet, rain boots. 

Bedside, tissues.

In my tea cup, nettles.

Across the street, the sunny side.

Under bodega lights, daffodils.

In the hallway, umbrellas.

Tracked inside, mud.

In the heels of socks, holes.

On my walk home from work, daylight.

(In case you missed them: January & February.)

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  • Reply Anna March 1, 2018 at 11:36 am

    So much hope instilled in that last line. 🙂

  • Reply Ellen Anderman March 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    a lovely litany. thank you, Erin for your words and photos, today’s monthly and daily, always.

  • Reply Alex March 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I love this series. A lot. Not only has it inspired me to write my own “How to know” musings but it’s also prompted me to revisit some of my favorite seasonal writings.

  • Reply Stacy Hyatt March 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    This is such a sweet and simple series, Erin. Thank you, as always, for painting such a lovely picture.

    Warm wishes from a currently very stormy California. x

  • Reply Kelly March 1, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I’m so interested in the tinctures . I’m assuming you recommend it since you linked to it; however, any details on your experience with it would be super helpful. Thank you!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      i love herbal remedies and tinctures of all stripes and i love to experiment with new ones, which this is for me! totally an individual question though, so hard to recommend necessarily for anyone else!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic March 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I love the way you write and describe things. And seeing flowers grow again is definitely a welcome sight, especially after months of bare branches and snow.

  • Reply Kal March 1, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Love it! I have been looking forward to this post ever since I read the previous two. It also makes me thing what does the month represent for me.

  • Reply Carly March 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    These month posts may be my very favorite of yours. Love them. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Anna maria March 1, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Oh no! What happened to the scarf?! Stowed away for fall, perhaps?

    Love this series ;). This past Tuesday was our first magical evening in the park when the weather was warm enough that everyone came out to play

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 2, 2018 at 7:04 am


  • Reply krissy March 2, 2018 at 7:50 am

    this is my favouritest of your series. truly.

  • Reply Shilpa March 2, 2018 at 10:55 am

    So full of hope. Love it.

  • Reply gkgirl March 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    this is beautiful.

  • Reply McKenzie Allyshia March 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I absolutely adore this. So, so much.

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