“The Mad Hatter: Have I gone Mad?
Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
~Lewis Carroll from Alice In Wonderland
I’m a bit cuckoo when it comes to one of my hobbies–a hobby you’ll be hearing about frequently in the months to come. My garden is an obsession that some scientists, licensed psychiatrists and others (hubby) think reach beyond healthy.
It keeps me sane, but drives everyone else crazy!
Like many gardeners, I’m addicted the smell of soil, the sight of it under my nails and the scent of every little plant that breaks the surface to find the sunlight. I own more mismatched garden gloves than shoes and it seems perfectly normal to plan vacation time around vegetable harvests. An oversized, brimmed hat and carpenter’s apron are considered fashion statements that are uniquely qualified to accessorize remnants of compost and chicken
One of my sanctuaries in its full July glory last year:
What it looks like now:
I am breaking up with you.
Spring and I would make a much cuter couple.
After Mother Nature dropped another 14 inches of snow during the last week’s storm, I was ready to give her the ole’ middle finger. That said, I’m a lady, so I opted for something more constructive and flipped her the green thumb instead.
Seeds! Lot’s of them! Planted in pretty rows just waiting to spring forth and produce bushels of tomatoes, peppers, cone flowers, herbs and other such edible delights.
This post also serves as a public apology to my dear hubby. He endures my cabin fever with the patience of Job and has
supervised helped me build much of what has gone into my multiple flower and vegetable beds.
More to come, dear friends. This entry article into Spring sets the stage for stories blooming on the flower-specked horizon, not least of which is “Eliminating Husbands and Other Garden Variety Pests” (love you honey!). It also serves as an early heads-up that you may not hear from me as often during the growing months. Someone will have to drag me inside first.
Happy Almost-Spring-Screw-Winter to you all!