Can you feel the busy-ness of summer approaching?
Here is the northern hemisphere, the days are longer, snow is vanishing, and a few brave flowers are just beginning to appear. I’ve got little white flowers blooming, a couple crocus opening, and daffodils and tulips are slowly pushing through the cold soil, reaching towards the warmth of the sun.
Every day I talk with my inside, overwintering plants. I tell them if the day will be cloudy or sunny, and offer a countdown of sorts until the day I can safely take them outside for the summer. As the last frost date here is May 15, we’re just under 60 days from the fabulous day. They – and I – are excited.
All of us here – and that includes me, the plants, and the cat Ivan who is surely anticipating the return of open windows and smells of the outside world – all of us are beyond ready for spring.
I didn’t share garden pictures this winter because you would just see snow, snow, snow, then more snow. Even with the calm, quiet winter there’s just not much to photograph. Sure, under the snow there are some green-ish weeds, but boy, I’m not such a dedicated blogger as to run outside and shovel snow just so you can see a picture of a kinda green weed.
At least not this winter.
Other things are starting to come to life as well. The lilacs have near-bursting blooms, and the same for the climbing roses at the front of the house. Birds and squirrels seem more active. Same for me, too.
I’ve completed two of three classes towards learning to life coach, and the third starts this Thursday.
Behind the scenes, I’m planning to move the blog to both a new theme and a new website address (aka URL.) It will be my third (?) website/blog thingy, and I believe the final, my ultimate home, home, on the web. Everything isn’t in place for that transition to happen, though, so I keep slowly chugging away on the lengthy checklist. I’ve even thought about re-publishing some of the things I wrote for the long-gone Cookbook Fetish. And yes, you will definitely know when it happens.
My considerable order from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds arrived. I may have gone just a tad overboard, maybe. I ordered so much, they sent me two free packets of seeds. An order of potash of sulfate and two kinds of clover arrived from Fedco Seeds as well; these will nourish the soil adding potassium and nitrogen, and (the clover at least) will be a beautiful ground cover to attract bees and such.
So, if you had any doubt, know that things are moving forward, hurtling toward summer, gathering speed. The time of the equinox transition is upon us. What are you planting?