Aww…Spring. While I know it’s not yet upon us, it’s interesting to me as winter and spring begin to do battle, the human spirit roots for the season of new life. I was talking to a 96 year old man in church yesterday and he was thinking about his garden, which he still puts in with the help of his 65+ year old son. He was as excited as I guess a 96 year old dare be. He was enthralling with his planning and stories about his gardens of the past. Just a few days of 60 degree weather and our minds race to the outdoors. (update on 2/08/16: Mr. Clark passed away in 2015 at 98)
I am in the south (was at the time this post was written – now we’re in the wilderness of northern Idaho) so I cannot imagine how people who are where the snow is still falling, or where the sun is still not shinning feel. The grass is somewhat greener here and the daffodils are in full bloom. This morning as I was sweeping, I found myself thinking about the list of things I need to accomplish today. I asked myself “If you could do anything today that you wanted to do, what would it be?” I laughed at my very first thought, “Make a list of things to plant in the garden”. While it is time to be considering that and preparing to plant some things here, I cannot help but share my funny with my husband because he knows how my spirit still longs to be outdoors, planting things.
What’s the old saying? “Spring into spring?” You can’t help but notice the extra energy, the feeling of aliveness that is all around. Yes, I am a few weeks ahead, but winter has been cold, wet, and long; as that’s what winter is, duh. Just thought I would see if any of you were thinking about the warm, coatless, sunny days as I am.
Share you spring dreams in the comments below.
Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack