But the odd thing for me is, I don't really get that anticipation thing until I actually do see the bulb peeking out from the earth. All winter I think I won't want to garden, until the crocus and the hyacinth nudge the dirt away and pop their little heads out of the ground. That's when I start to dream.
I have never lived where the snow covered the ground and created a white blanket. It is a mystery to me that plants and animals not only survive through it, but many need it to survive at all. Isn't nature amazing!
I think I need the blanket of snow and the cold and dark so that when Spring comes, I appreciate the warmth, the blooms and the bird songs much more. Or maybe that's just justification for staying here.
What is so nice about folks that have snow is that they get a few months vacation. They can dream about what plants they are going to start or how to arrange their gardens and relax and look at seed catalogs all winter.
Like Zany. No snow more or less to speak of. Which means we still have to get out all winter and water and cover and uncover plants. No vacation time from plants when ya live in the South.
Sharon wrote:I think I need the blanket of snow and the cold and dark so that when Spring comes, I appreciate the warmth, the blooms and the bird songs much more. Or maybe that's just justification for staying here.
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Happy New Year all!
A nice thought and great picture of 'anticipation'!
I like having the change of seasons to keep it interesting, I like being able to go out most days to poke around if I want, I think I would not like a total deep snow cover for a long time. I like to have some snow periods here because they do not last very long and there are places in my yard that melt quickly. I guess I just have decided to like exactly what I have lived with for 50+ years.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Great quote for the new year! It feels like spring here today--nearly 50 degrees and sunny. What a nice day to start 2014! And we'd better enjoy it, 'cause tomorrow the high is predicted at 20, and it's supposed to snow...that's northern KY for ya!