Winter collage

Winter collage

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Took A Little Walk....

Saturday afternoon - put on my muck boots and the old trusty, faded red barn coat...took the key from the hallway closet and headed out the door....
 I had some company along the way....can I go with you...let's not tell the others...just you and me...

Our paws feet touched bare ground - the first time since November in our yard...
There was a little stretch of snow cover to negotiate through but the going was easy...
A few herbs were revealed and I could not resist touching the thyme plants that greeted me...even on a cold February day, their fragrance lingered on my fingertips....

I unlocked the door and stepped inside and I felt Spring tucked into the corners of my potting shed - just waiting to be let free...she whispered to me....soon...

A new set of seed trays await....
 
...and the realization that other chores must be done when warmer days arrive...restaining the shed siding; digging up the brick edging around the herb garden and replacing it with landscape timbers for easier maintenance...windows that need attention and some paint...all activities that can be done outside...

It is now Sunday afternoon and knowing...it is going to be awhile....ugh...it's not over yet...

Back to the quilting room and will post a "I Took the Process Pledge" project in a few days...

From snowy northern Wisconsin...
Pat



7 comments:

Pondside said...

No, it's not over yet, not matter how hard we wish! It will soon be spring - truly!! You will have your fingers in the warm soil soon.

Mimi said...

Ah...Spring ( I say dreaming). That snow picture....well we got it a littler later than you. Our bare ground is no more. It snowed like crazy.

JCnNC said...

Oh Wow - everyone is looking for Spring and the promises it will bring. I am so ready for the Jonquils to bloom - they have broken ground - just need some rain - of which we are deficient again. We will be high of 70 in NC today. Happiness on your journey from Judy C

Turtles In North Dakota said...

oh yes, I understand oh so well. I did a similar walk last week. Yet now it is single digits again outside. Lol. But soon.........

Jingle said...

spring is in the air.
you are well prepared.
Cheers.

lemonverbenalady said...

Not done for us either, TO! One can dream and you did it well!

Jenny said...

Thanks for taking me along on your lovely spring-time walk!

I really miss the changing of the seasons here in Arizona.

This was always one of my favorite things to do back in Ohio. Walk and feel and see and smell spring coming!