I'm in the Midwest and we're smack in the middle of Prime Garden Season. We don't get much gardening time here, so we jump in with both feet when it's here.
The good: oh, the colors! After a winter of gray, white, and brown, the pink, purple, red, yellow, green -- GREEN GREEN GREEN -- there can't be enough green after so much gray and white.
The bad: the wind. Is it just me, or is it windier now? It seems like every day there's a few hours of wind, which makes it hard to work in the garden (I'm trying to lay newspaper and cover it with mulch to keep weeds down but with this wind ...)
The ugly: Now that the snow is gone, I can see what winter has wrought. I have a heavily wooded property, and there are huge branches down, lots of weeds springing up, and a few trees that really should come down.
But you know ... if I just wait a bit, the greenery will hide all the flaws. I need to keep that in perspective. April and November are the Between Months, when flaws are easily seen. Once the snow comes and green comes in, flaws are hidden again.
I can wait.
Summer book out now!
As spring chases away the winter blues, the Roses are finding inspiration in the words of others. For April:
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~ Margaret Mead