Lovely, ain’t it? As much as I would like to take credit for the beautiful display, I cannot. The bright flowers of an unknown kind were a snapshot from our Cancun trip a few years back.
Sometimes, when the wind is strong and the cold is stronger, I browse through my archives, put on a pair of sunglasses, swipe some sunscreen on my nose and say things like, “Why yes, another cold fruity would be delightful, kind server.” And then I take a sip of my hot coffee, pull up husband’s long, extra-thick Cabela’s socks and wonder aloud if chocolate-covered almonds can transform into the same molecular structure as carrots. Which they do, for me, no matter what anyone says.
Gardening season (take the tour!) is quickly nearing, and I am one excited farm girl over here.
A portion of the goodies arrived yesterday, and thoughts of onion candies, artichoke jerusalems, and cheddar cauliflower take captive my mind.
We are trying a few new things this year, one being a section for wildflowers to attract the good bugs. I have already envisioned where I’d like them, and in this vision I will sit by them and look at them and read to them and smell them, and they will sing to me as they breeze across my naked toes.
In the meantime, I anticipate May, when we will till and plant, water and pray, and soon enjoy the fruits of our labor as they begin to emerge from the soil, gaining strength each day.
And of course, all are welcomed to join the celebration.
Bo-Bo is ready for all this, too.
Come quickly, sweet spring, and let all your creatures join!