Look at what welcomed me at the breakfast table today. A bowl encircled with a wreath of forsythias and beautiful, fresh berries livening up my Multi Grain Cheerios. As I sat and ate I couldn't help thinking about this glorious season that begins today. It is so exciting to watch the earth spring back to life and to know that it won't be long until fresh berries will be growing in our own backyards.
Something else that I was thinking about this morning was that I am no longer storing this antique half & half bottle in my cupboard. From this day forward I will be transferring my half & half from that ugly cardboard carton to this sweet little vintage bottle. It's a simple thing, but it will bring a happy start to my day in a small way and I don't think we should ever underestimate the small things in life.
When winter loses it's grip and the milder temperatures and fresh air of spring move in, it seems we're all ready to get outdoors and enjoy it. It's time to see what's happening out there. In my yard the pansies that were covered in snow a few weeks ago are once again thriving.
If we look closely we will gain a new appreciation for all of the beauty that surrounds us in nature.
This little clump of pansies was either planted by a passing bird or maybe a gust of wind dropped the seed that sprang to life. Now when I step off my patio this little bit of sunshine greets me.
A red bud blooms outside my bathroom window. When I am getting ready for the day this pretty tree is reflected in the mirror. I know that it will only last for a short time, so I will enjoy it while it lasts. I think that is one of the lessons to be learned from the springtime.
~ The Day The Lord Created Hope Was Probably The Same Day He Created Spring~
- Bern Williams
How exciting to think that in a few more months these pretty blossoms will become juicy peaches.
Seeing these young chives springing out of the earth once again makes me think of what I'll be having for breakfast tomorrow. A fluffy omelet with minced chives and a sprinkling of cheese melted over the top.
I see the parsley is perking up again. That reminds me that I need to plant the cilantro and lettuce seeds that I bought last week.
It's also time for me to plant the morning glory seeds in the little peat pots I bought. I absolutely adore morning glories, but some years I seem to get them planted too late and then just when they start getting really pretty jack frost comes nipping. This year I am determined to get them started and ready to go outside on April 15th which is the start of our planting season in these parts.
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year. ~
- Robert Frost
Looks like I'll be busy in my garden in the next few days. I'm feeling energized, excited and hopeful for the plans I have in my yard this year.
I really hope to be able to do a post or two in a few months from now showing you my Morning Glories. If you don't see a post, don't ask. You know how even the best laid plans don't always work out. But for now, I have great faith that this will be a successful year for the morning glories. :-)
In the next few weeks I will be bringing my (many) boxes of Easter decor out of hibernation. I love this time of year and will be back to share my happy home when it's ready for the Easter Bunny to come a callin'. Until next time, take time to really enjoy the beauty that begins unfolding in the beautiful season of Spring!