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!
To start off the year right, the Roses are finding inspiration in the words of others. For January:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. ~ Albert Einstein
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? ~ L.M. Montgomery
And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. ~ Meister EckhartT