The beauty of March

Published 8:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2022

“We make things and seed them into the world, never fully knowing — often never knowing at all — whom they will reach and how they will blossom in other hearts, how their meaning will unfold in contexts we never imagined.” ~ W.S. Merwin, excerpt from “Berryman”


Oh, March…month of kites, wind, and sudden changes. One weekend, bitter winter sinks wicked claws in, then spring pushes back. 

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With daylight saving time back, there was time last evening to go putter around the garden, uncovering tender plants and putting pots back in place from protected hiding spots I’d stuck them in before the big freeze and snow showers hit. A few came inside to find better lodgings. 


Some were frost-bit, some droopy, but I think everybody will come back out to play. That’s life, two steps back, one step forward, and on. Time to get those kites out and run with the wind! 


Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) is busy year-round with land  conservation, trails, projects and more: visit or call 828-749-1560 to learn more. You can support SCLT with donations, volunteering, and through Amazon Smile. Contact “Trail Boss” Chuck Hearon at about ideas or willingness to lead a hike, or helping clear trails. SCLT’s Walks in the Woods resume this month with a walk on March 20 at Twin Bridges to enjoy spring wildflowers by the Pacolet River. Meet at Saluda Library’s parking lot at 2 p.m. to carpool. 


Saluda Garden Club will visit Sow True Seeds in Asheville on March 21, 1 p.m.; contact Susan Cannon at 828-749-3852 for information.

Saluda Winter Market is every other Saturday through March at Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street from 9-12. 


Saluda’s Mountain Page Theater starts a new season with YAK (Young Acting Krew) and the Mountain Page Players with the “Saturday Night Old Tyme Radio Series” featuring episodes from “Dragnet” and “Suspense Theater”. On April 9 the Sunday Matinee is followed by “Annie”. Follow at Mountain Page Theater Facebook Group or contact For ticket information and events, visit their website at


Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), a non-profit organization to help seniors age in place, can help those 60+ in the greater Saluda community with home safety  and much more. SLIP (website can be contacted at 828-490-1040. Save the date for SLIP’s fall prevention program featuring a speaker from ProFitness on April 7, 10 a.m. at Saluda Fire Department.


Saluda Pop-Up Pantry is Tuesday from 1-6 at Saluda Presbyterian Church, 54 Carolina Avenue (behind Saluda Library). Masks/safety precautions are taken. To volunteer, call Saluda Church of the Transfiguration, 828-749-9740. You can mail tax-deductible donations to Saluda Pop-Up Pantry, P.O. Box 428, Saluda, NC 28773 or donate online at www.saludapantrycom.    


Tickets for the Saluda Senior Center Fundraiser Gala on March 20 6-9 p.m. can be ordered from Louisa Williamson at (803) 707-8747 or Marti Wells (828) 749-9538. 


Saluda Historic Depot is open again: admission is free; voluntary donations of any size are appreciated! Donations can be made by mailing to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or through Paypal at


Potluck and bingo night at Saluda Center is March 28, 6 p.m. The main entree is provided, just bring a side dish to share.


Happy March Birthday to: Genell Jespersen, Valerie Mintz, Sheldon Mintz, Curtis Pace, Anita Odgen Moore, Dorrie McKinley, Catherine Ross, Monica Pace, Ken Justus, Elizabeth Justus, Arlene Klippel, Rachel Bradley, Chris Bradley, Martha Stoney Anderson, Dawn Ward, Peggy Wolf, Dori Ray, Martin Anderson, Lucy Holman, Craig Bass, Laura Bass, Patty Martin, Tangie Morgan, Melanie Keener, Tuula Veil, and Erica Shanks. 


Feel free to contact me at, (828) 817-6765, P.O. Box 331, Saluda, NC 28773, Facebook, or visit