This morning amidst the snow and blizzard like conditions, I decided to wander through my garden (see my Healthy Habits entry on Getting Fresh Air). It wasn’t as peaceful as in the summer with the morning dew, but there was this sublime like quality that only nature can provide. The sense that there is beauty in the darkness and power of nature. The awe that comes from something so grand as Mother Earth.
I took a picture of St. Francis standing strong. I then proceed to fill my bird feeder which seems to be mighty popular during these snow storms.
I looked at the faded blooms of my Black Eye Susan, with their seeds pods frozen in the snow.
There is beauty in all things.
Of course I immediately went inside to my warm computer chair and saw the message “Your seeds have been shipped.” YEAH! Spring is coming. Just think this weekend, I will be setting up peat pots and dreaming of getting my hands in the dirt.
If you are like me you might need help knowing when to plant what seeds. Or get confused on which plant to plant inside verses direct sow. Southern Seed Exposure has a wonderful download with recommended planing dates (the link can be found on the front page). Or read this article from Gardeners Blog.
Now on to enjoy the last bit of winter.