(ok so i wrote this last spring...2021 i think. but i hadn't started publishing stuff yet...but i read it and i remember the spring excitement and i hope it brings you a smile today too.)
It’s springtime in the garden and my soul takes this massive sigh of relief.
How can I possibly explain this to those who don’t feel, about the garden, as I do? My excitement is through the roof as I walk around and see all the possibilities that springtime brings. And there's this massive creative force and then comes the organization and the planning and then this surge of productive energy! It happens every spring. It does.
But this spring, especially.
and I want to go get the veggies in the ground and start some flowers and build new beds and prune the trees and it’s all gonna be just the beautifullest beautiful garden that you ever did see and I want to do it all right NOW!!! Because THIS is going to be the best gardening year EVER!!! This is the year that I’m going to watch my calendar and stick to my fertilization schedule! And I will never forget to water and my veggies will all behave themselves and not outgrow their cages and THIS year I’ll stay on top of the weeds and the squash bugs and I will NOT concede my zucchini harvest to their numbers (I'm sooo much bigger than they are!!!! HOW do they always WIN?!?!) It’s all very overwhelming. And I love it so much!
So I woke up on this one amazing Saturday and donned my little slip ons and grabbed a cuppa joe and went out to explore and plan the projects for the day. And 10 minutes later im on the ground, in the dirt, essentially still in my jammies and have left my coffee off somewhere by its' lonesome to chill in peace. And this is how my day goes! I forget to start with my stretches (bad back), I forget to eat breakfast, my caffeine supply is entirely subjugated by the crisp morning air and the dirt and the TINY TINY little purple and green things that are looking up at me with wide eyes through their protective leaf blanket, just watching and waiting. (good little plant! Waaaait a little longer!!!...)
I just have to tell someone about how amazing all this is!!!!!
And then I left my coffee next to the compost pile when i ran inside and started typing - ugh. cold coffee again! LOL!