Springtime is almost here! Today I am savoring the glorious first day of meteorological Spring! The buds are already swelling on the trees. There is a brisk freshness to the air and the warmth of the sun feels oh-so lovely. Our afternoon temperature reached 57 degrees F today. It’s just a tiny taste of Springtime. 🙂
Midwesterners know that it is much too soon to put away our Winter jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, boots, and snow shovels. Last Spring, we had a surprise snowstorm in early May! As we wait patiently, it’s the perfect time to dream our garden dreams…
Last week, during incredibly busy days, I made time to soak up a burst of Springtime at the conservatory in a nearby park. As I walked through the door, the colors and scents truly took my breath away. My heart spoke softly, reminding me to slow down, linger, and savor the gift of this quiet time in Nature. As the sun streamed in through the sparkling conservatory windows, intense gratitude and my love of gardening filled my soul with joy!
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.”
~ Luther Burbank
“From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens – the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind’s eye.”
~ Katherine S. White
“The lesson I have thoroughly learned, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.”
~ Gertrude Jekyll
“Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
~ May Sarton
“May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Gardening, reading about gardening, and writing about gardening are all one; no one can garden alone.”
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; and above all it teaches entire trust.”
~ Gertrude Jekyll
Our gardens teach us so many helpful, important lessons as we cultivate our best lives. ♥
During this challenging, very unsettled time for so many people across the globe, may we ALL work together responsibly, share our scientific research, our medical expertise, and our resources as we take good care of ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.
With warm thoughts,
P.S. Are you already dreaming any garden dreams?