Spring is coming
To be honest, I am really feeling done with Winter. This is about the time, every year, when I am ready to get out into my garden, to take hikes with out ice and snow, and to open up my doors and windows to let in a cool breeze.
This is not, however, that time in Colorado.
Don’t get me wrong, we have had an amazing winter here, and I have nothing to complain about, except that no matter what, I am still ready for Spring.
It is always a challenge, because we have to prepare for the coming season so far in advance. Yesterday, while my family was still up skiing in the cold snow, I was down creating garden plans, and cataloging seeds.
This year, I really want to create much more of an outdoor living space. I so feel the need to live as much out of doors as possible this Spring and Summer, and to enjoy watching my children run through sprinklers, catch (and release) fireflies, and enjoy melting Popsicles.
I know that it is still winter, and that the trick is to keep ourselves in the present moment, to savor where we are, rather than to wish upon the future. Still, I miss fresh fruit and vegetables, and if I have to eat one more bowl of soup, I will have no choice but to cry.
Yes, I do need to stop whining now, don’t I? The seasons are coming into transition, and Spring will be here before we know it. For now, it is time to savor the last of the internal part of the year, the hibernation and seclusion that winter brings with it. It is time to prepare for the earth waking up, and the endless possibilitis of the warmth ahead.
To give myself just a little taste of Spring, I broke out the light linen napkins that I found in the thrift store months back, and hand painted them for us to enjoy. To enjoy on those warm nights for dinner in our backyard, or afternoons spent along the river. Just a small taste of the warm months ahead.