"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Fever

NINE days! Count them NINE days until the first day of spring! However, that means nothing where we live. There is still a foot of snow on the ground in areas around here. Last year it snowed off and on until the first week of June. I really hope that does not happen this year! I am very excited about getting our garden going. In years past I've had a tiny 10x10 foot plot, but it's in a bad place and it's no where big enough. This year we are going to do a much bigger one. We're still deciding where to put it, but it will happen.

Even though the flower beds are covered in snow, I'm very excited that my bulbs are starting to sprout and poke their heads out of the snow. I only hope the snow is all gone before they decide to bloom!

This afternoon Hailey and I started zinnia seeds in a greenhouse. I have always loved zinnias and they remind me of my grandmother's garden. She always had the most incredible flowers, especially zinnias. It will be fun to watch them sprout over the next few weeks. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to keep them alive into the summer!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Enjoy your feet of snow, we have over 10-12 feet in some area. Go take a look on my blog, to see my latest pictures.