"The year's at the spring, And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven— All's right with the world!"-
Robert Browning, The Year's at the Spring
Today is officially Spring. We have awakened from a deep winter sleep. Our bodies are eager and ready to get out in our gardens and bring everything to life. We all have wonderful plans....some will come into fruition and some will be put aside. No matter what happens... we will have a reason to get up with the birds, put on our gardening outfits, gather our tools and head for the garden. The first few days...we might feel a bit achy, but we know what to do for that. Rest in the evening, with a heating pad (maybe) and get a good night's sleep and then tomorrow do it all over again. We may have some more snow, but it won't last. The birds will welcome us with their wonderful songs, and the little critters in the woods will pop up and say, "Hi, wherever have you been?" This is my favorite season. Everything is new and we can start over. What treasures will we find, will we meet new neighbors, will the bluebirds come this year, how will our gardens grow? This is what we've been waiting for.....let's go!