|Snow falling, downtown Binghamton, New York|
|Not my yard|
One day - oh please, let it be one day soon - I will see this instead when I walk outside.
30 more days until the first day of spring.
Spring is the season of renewal. Part of this, for the gardener, is preparing for the growing season. Seed catalogs have been arriving since November, and we've been reading, dreaming and planning.
Our hour of decision is now upon us. It is time to take the leap of faith that gardening demands.
The outspoken CEO of Burpee, George Ball, once wrote an essay called Easter in the Garden. I invite you to read it. It does have a religious slant, but I think there is a universal message in this essay.
Spring. The return of warmth and green. Peeps marshmallow candy, and baskets full of goodies can be nice, but what we celebrate is the reawakening of nature after the sleep of winter. It is the season of forging ahead to meet the future, and to be grateful we've been permitted to see another spring come.
|Ice on the street side near my driveway|