~ Good Morning Friends ~
Today I am offering a rose to you.
If you're ready to be done with winter and move into spring, but the weatherman has other ideas ... hang in there. It won't be long until we will be smelling the roses once again.
While cleaning up my photo files I came across this photo taken at a local garden walk two years ago. I was instantly transported back to that beautiful rose garden. It made me so excited for the upcoming gardening season and all of the potential it holds.
If you've never been on a garden walk, I'd like to encourage you to find one and go. It's so inspiring to see the creative ways that people bring beauty to their little corner of our world. Not only that, the gardeners are usually milling about and so willing to share information.
In my last post I took you along on a wintry walk through my neighborhood.
Today the snow is long gone, the sky is blue, the temperatures are heading into the mid 60s and the daffodils are popping up everywhere. I was compelled to snip a few to place in a vase I found at the thrift shop several months ago.
The excitement of Spring is in the air ... I can feel it.
Like a bear coming out of hibernation I can feel my winter lethargy slipping away. This morning I could hardly wait to get out of bed and plan my day. It will include plenty of time outdoors. Our rainy day yesterday has made the conditions ideal for weed pulling and there is a little doggy around here who's always up for a walk.
This morning as I was standing at the window with my cup of coffee in hand I had one of those "I'm turning into my mother" moments. Ever had one of those?
My mom was an early riser and often started her day at the window with coffee in hand. I think it was her way of enjoying the peace that comes in the morning before anybody else is up and also the beauty of her garden. She would stand there in her bathrobe sipping her coffee and appreciating the moment.
As I was reminded of my mom's little morning ritual I also remembered that today would have been her 89th birthday.
It seemed a fitting way to start the day. She may not be here to share a cup of coffee with, but I somehow think we did share that cup of coffee.
~ Always remember to take time to smell the roses ~