The day began cold and gray and damp. It did not seem likely I would see the sun.
Until.. just a bit later, the gray clouds burned off and left behind bright blue clear skies. Fabulous!!
I went straight to the garden center, my vision intact. I have a wish list for each season, usually I forget what these things are until the season rolls around. Sweet shrub, Star Magnolia, winter honeysuckle, forsythia, more camellias, the list goes on and on.
Even though I am convinced I need to add more to my garden, I love to just take in the views that already exist. I have no problem overlooking the weeds and mess, just to focus on the beauty of a single flower. My spirit is always uplifted.
Spring is a new beginning. I shake off the darkness that has cloaked me through the winter months. As I peel off layers of clothes, my feet are bare, my shoulders and arms are warmed by the afternoon sun. I feel like an old tree whose sap begins to run, I start to feel brand new. I am waking up again, fueled by mother natures beauty. Every spring I am amazed by how dark the winter was.
I very much welcome this new beginning.
~for note keeping purposes: I transplanted a languishing camellia, planted a forsythia, a “Jane” magnolia, and found a Japanese Rose blooming, I wondered if it was a weed for a few days, until I realized what it was. I had completely forgotten about that one. I can mark this one off my list!
~also, according to the map, the hummingbirds arrived as of March 25th. I will continue to wait patientlyas my feeder is hung and my newly planted hummingbird container fills out.
~amazing what a little rain will do~
Enjoy your weekend, I hope you find some warm sun shine on you!