I think I’m gonna get kinda mushy in this post. But it’s so pretty outside today, I think I’ve lost my head a bit…
The longer days and the recent daylight-saving time switch mean that I’m getting home at night while it’s still light outside. Such a huge difference that makes in how weary I am when I walk in that front door.
And today, I not only got home early, but I had enough time to water my plants (poor plants don’t get much attention in the wintertime). There’s a lot of magic happening in my backyard right now, including
rosebuds (so many!)
herbs that are “waking up” after getting all leggy and tired in the winter
Those three wee plants are the first growths of the tulips that came from the bulbs that came to me in a suitcase all the way from Amsterdam last year. The bulbs “wintered” in my refrigerator drawer for several weeks, then we planted them, and…then, today, sprouts!
My longtime readers know just how happy it makes me to have growing things all around me. And of course in springtime those feelings are magnified, even more. Now I can’t wait to see those teeny stems and leaves turn into something tall and sleek and colorful. 🙂