Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Promise of spring
Inside on the table is a beautiful pot of tulips, each with a scent that pervades the whole house - partly because it's a tiny home, partly because the perfume is so lovely and it carries everywhere.
Often when I come in from the cold and the snow I catch this wonderful scent and it lifts my heart - glance at the brilliant colours that brighten a corner of my "great room" and my spirits soar. It's like a little bit of sunshine and spring inside and promises that soon I will experience this when I go outside my door.
My gardens will show signs of spring even before the snow drifts disappear. Under the snow and leaf cover I will find the tips of tulips, daffodils and hyacinth - first harbingers of spring. Gardening time again.
So every day that the sun sets just a bit later, that I can walk the dogs in daylight a bit later, or gather wood from the drive shed, my heart sings. And I know that I can enjoy this day and what it brings even more than just the joys of watching birds and feeling the nip of a cold wind on my cheeks - spring is coming! My brother saw a robin the other day - spring is coming!