It's getting warmer, the birds were singing this morning, the sun is brighter, the days are getting longer, and the air is developing a fresh scent. Can spring be far away?
We've had quite a warm season in southeast PA, with a miniscule amount of snow, so it just hasn't felt like winter. I simply couldn't see spring ahead -- to think, plan or dream about the gardens and gardening season to come -- because I felt like winter was still on its way.
But within the last couple of weeks we've had a cold snap and a few inches of snow. So, while I wouldn't mind one big snowstorm that would define this winter, I've finally started looking forward to spring.
I'm itching to get out and do some yard work -- cutting dead things back, investigating the status of everything in all the nooks and crannies of the yard, tidying up. And I'm eager for another season of garden blogging to begin!
I just need to savor a few more cozy evenings with a fire in the fireplace while I have the chance. Soon it will be all outdoors, all the (free) time.