This has been the view from my office window for far too long now. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter and all that it means for us — long hours of darkness, layers of wool, quiet evenings by the wood stove, spicy curries, bowls of hot chocolate — and white blankets of snow. But let’s get real, the dormant season officially finished last week, and Mother Nature needs to play catch up. Because we have giddy little pea plants, not to mention tomatoes, chilies, bush beans, leeks, kohlrabi, and much more, who will soon be ready to bust out of their miniature greenhouses and relocate to the warming earth.
Except that the earth is still frozen beneath the snow and top layer of mud. And James and I are both itching to spend time outdoors, the longer evenings taunting us. Even knitting is unable to placate my restlessness today. ::Sigh:: Patience, I keep reminding myself. Patience. Those daffies are still there (and the tulips, irises, and peonies), growing bit by bit, even if temporarily out of sight. Besides, what’s so wrong about one last mug of cocoa. 🙂