So Spring is here, and it isn't. The DH and I celebrate the first day of Spring on Feb. 1st. That's the time when gardeners in my area begin to notice subtle changes. The light changes, the ground warms a wee bit, trees stir, bird song is louder, etc. AND it's a long time from Feb 1st to the warmer days of traditional Spring. So between Feb. 1 and March 21, I have devised strategies to get myself through. I've been taking full advantage of all of them of late:
- Walking in the sunlight
- Flower-spotting adventures; I'm happy to report we saw our first crocus blooming this week!
- Eating blueberries I've frozen from summer picking
- Cutting branches (quince this time) and forcing them to bloom inside; mine now have fat green flower buds. I expect them to bust out with flowers soon.
- Looking at seed catalogs
- Planning a camping trip with the girls and a week-long bike tour with the hubby
- Forcing bulbs in pots and enjoying their beauty and aroma. (See hyacinth photos. The first hyacinth flower peeked out at me on Wednesday. Potted daffodil bulbs will bloom in a few weeks.)
How do you manage spring fever?
This is actually my favorite image of the set; I like the blurred lines
And more to come!