4 Ways to Avoid “March Madness”:
Not the Basketball Kind
1) CATER TO YOUR PASSIONS: We all have work to do and it will have to get done regardless of what the weather is doing so when the weathers nice, do something you enjoy! One way for me is my photography, I like to have my camera available and at the ready so that I can catch little moments of early spring while it’s nice out and then edit and look over them on the days it’s no fun to be outside.
2) WHEN IT IS NICE, SQUEEZE STUFF IN: Like I said earlier, there is always the work that needs to be done so while its nice, squeeze as much extra in as you can! Now’s the time to get those colts saddled and handled, or a team going before it gets to hot… maybe a nap on the lawn after lunch? Or a BBQ outside? Hiking, exploring, whatever it is… get some in now before you are forced to be miserably doing outside chores or confined to the indoors again! This has a double advantage for me because the more fun things that are fit in, the better some of my photography opportunities can be!
3) REMEMBER, THINGS CAN BE AMAZING IN ANY CONDITIONS: If there is beauty in something, don’t pine for its perfection when the weather may be poor because it is still just as beautiful when conditions are not ideal. Early spring holds some specific joys that no other time of year can claim. For example, a newborn calf is just as awe inspiring to me on a cold day as a sunny day. An early spring flower is just as pretty in a rainstorm as it is in the sunshine. From the viewpoint of photography, some of my best photos are from the dramatic lighting of crappy days not harsh sunshine. Given these examples, you can see how simple joys can actually brighten your day even when its gloomy.
4) THE TABLES COULD BE TURNED: Do not forget… come mid August, it will be hot… and sticky…. and dry, oh and probably pretty dusty. Who knows, by then your daydreams may resemble cool days of March past and you will be wishing for the time when the earth was starting to green instead of brown and the water came freely from the sky not pumped from the ground. This alone is reason to acknowledge, if not enjoy, the aggravating indecisiveness characteristic of this time of year.
Until next time,
Ceily Rae Highberger
All photos in this blog post taken by my Sony Alpha 6000