Even though another blast of cold weather is expected to move through the southeast over the next few weeks, it feels like spring today. Days have warmed enough our lettuce bolted and dons tiny flowers. I’ll let it go in hopes of harvesting seed for the fall. Pansies are their full glory but soon the heat will melt them. It would be nice to save some seed from them, too. Blooming flowers in the wintertime are reminders of lovely things to come. This morning I worked in my little kitchen garden for a while, cleaning uninvited weeds and old growth. It felt good to nurture plants, but my spring fever is worsened and the urge to plant more is stronger. I will resist a little longer to avoid the risk of losing tender plants to frost. The old folks around here say, “if it thunders in February, it will frost in April”. We certainly had our share of thunder in February. (It would be a welcome sound now, too. Conditions are so dry.) For now I will be content watching potatoes, onions, collards, and herbs grow.
Today I started creating a scarecrow for the kicks and grins of having one. It’s been a few years since I took the time to make one, but it’s past time. Scarecrows make me smile, and simple pleasures are so worth the time it takes to produce them. I’ll share a picture when she’s finished. (I always make lady scarecrows.)
Until next time…
God loves you not because of what you do, but because of who He is. ~ unknown ~