Gardening is the foundation of my sanity. Outside is where I find encouragement, happiness, peace, strength, and renewal. No matter what else is going on in my life, a walk in the garden helps put things into perspective. And so it seemed fitting to begin there today.
As I walked around I saw a lot of dried grass, ice damaged plants, and a few sprigs of green. I know it’s early to expect anything exciting in the garden yet, but I’m confident that we are only weeks away from the first blooms of spring. My garden magazines and catalogs are stacked next to my favorite spot on the couch. I’ve already chosen some new day lilies as my birthday present for next month. I’m anxious to see the new crop of wildflowers. I planted lots of new bulbs in the fall and I’ve never seen their pretty blooms before. The possibilities of spring allow me to manage the problems of winter and be positive about the beginning of a new year.
I hope that you too began 2014 doing something that brings you joy.