Not again! We're surrounded by snow and expecting another storm this weekend. We had blue skies and sunny days for a week, but now...harumpf! Just when my little lilac tree was starting to bud. Poor thing is confused with spring/winter/spring/winter.
Just the other day, I was thinking: What will my herb garden look like after the two feet of snow melts off? I have rosemary, thyme (of two varieties), oregano, sage, mint, and who knows what else may come back up - and twice as big this year, I hope!
When I moved up here in the mountains, I had to uproot my big bin I had planted with herbs. Of course, they all died, as it was in the dead of winter. I grieved over the loss of my little plants, but didn't hesitate to plant another round. They all did very well, and now I am awaiting their return!
In the meantime, I can wish and dream, looking through the seed catalogs.
Anyone have crocus or daffodils yet? Hyacinth? Oh, how I miss those lovely flowers!
I have iris growing at the side of my house, and one little hyacinth. I must get busier this year and plant more!
Well, possibly for the snow to melt, the sun to shine, the dirt in my little garden cubby to warm up....more seed catalogs to arrive, more hot coffee in my cup....
I'm waiting for the time to plant some little seed babies in cups to place on my kitchen window sills, the holidays to be over so I'm not so rushed, and I'm thinking maybe I should run down to the "Five and Time" store to buy an hour or two to do all this!
Doesn't all this sound familiar? This TIME of year is so busy, so rushed, but so delightful!
I remember last summer, I could hardly wait for winter to come so I could sit by the fire with a good book and a cuppa. Now, Old Man Winter is here and I'm chafing at the bit to do other things. Fickle. That's what I have to say! Fickle!
I did have the pleasure of a visit from a long time friend this morning. She may be moving across the country, and I will miss her, but she has an opportunity for a fantastic new job there. I wish her the BEST of BESTS!
Time. Time in a Bottle. It's About Time. No Time. Plenty of Time. I want to plant some Thyme.
I'm off now, to spend some Time creating an Erin Kelly .tv station. I'll be back to post the URL when I get Time to create my little tv station!
There are twenty inches of snow on the ground, left by the last system to come through the area. Now, I have to look forward to it all melting. Why am I worried? Me worry?
When the snow melts, my front porch will be a swimming pool, the yard will look like Lake Floodandmud, my driveway will be mush and cinders (I live in a ancient volcanic field). If it weren't so cold I'd put my swimming suit on and have such fun! However, I am not a polar bear.
Favoring a nice fire in the woodstove and a hot cuppa to flipping and slipping on the snow and mud, I'm satisfied to be sitting here, writing this little rant.
My sympathies go out to all in the midwest who are experiencing that horrible ice storm.
Now, on a lighter note....do re mi...
My lilac tree is dormant, the herbs have tucked in for the winter, and the few veggies I've tried growing this year are gone and buried. This snow will ensure wildflowers in the area, including glorious sunflowers covering the meadows in gold. Against the tall, green pines and brilliant blue sky, the sunflowers make a vivid scene which soothes the soul. I'll definately get my camera, and my canvas out.
For now....I await spring, reading my seed catalogs (wish books) and working in my little office.
Another day, another dollar, isn't that what 'they' say?