A couple of days ago, I was feeling kinda bummed out about the lack of Spring. I think it’s something a lot of people are experiencing this year since it’s almost all I hear people talking about. It’s tough after a long, cold winter (which it was) and lots of snow (which we had this year) to be patient when we see the calendar roll over into spring. I think we’d all love for the weather to just magically turn around on that day and never look back. Because I was feeling a little down, I started thinking about why I was feeling that way and whether I could reframe my feelings (yes, I’ve spent time in therapy) and make myself feel a little better. Patience isn’t my strong suit (pretty sure I’ve mentioned this many times!) and it’s something I should probably work on actively!
Anyway, I forced myself to wander around outside, even though the temp was barely above freezing (celsius) and I was feeling grumpy. And of course, I found spring! Nature doesn’t forget to wake up! I imagine there are trees out there that just wish they could roll over and press ‘snooze’, but they don’t. They persevere! They grow. I found buds everywhere and many green things popping out of the ground – some actual plants and many weeds (of course, they would never miss an opportunity to grow!).
Then I reminded myself that a slow start to spring is always better than a false start in February. Even though I love warm spell in February, we’ve all seen the havoc that can wreak on our fruit trees. No one wants a summer without peaches! Well, unless you don’t like peaches (then please, insert your fruit of choice here).
I should have known that just getting outside in nature would fix my mood. It always does. Life just makes more sense to me when I’m in the garden.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see what else I can find out there! Looking for asparagus…..I didn’t find any, but I found all of this: