Monday, April 18, 2016

Springtime Love

I have been feeling so alive lately. Blood pumping through my legs, air in my lungs on long Sunday morning runs. Sunshine on my skin as I help take the bikes and ride on toys out of storage. And the visual stimulus of so many tiny green buds on my countertop as I watch chickadees land at our bird feeder. Ah, Spring. I am happily enraptured by Mother Nature's fickle mood swings. Bring on the upswing of her manic depressive season!

We went to all our favourite parks in those first few warm days. The girls reacquainted themselves with the best climbing walls, the old tree fort that had been destroyed (time to build a new one!), and double check that, yup, they can still do all the same cool tricks they remember from last year.

The girls helped plant our seeds with much more patience and care than I thought them capable. For flowers, we planted heirloom Marigolds, Black-eyed Susans, Moonflowers and Butterfly Weed. For vegetables, we planted two kinds of basil, parsley, sage, spinach, three kinds of tomatoes, all heirloom. I also started some sweet potato sprouts. I'm hopeful that the plants that rested in the garden over winter will turn out okay: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, chives, garlic and lavender. I love gardening. All the life metaphors about it are true. There is such joy in creating, watching something grow, succumbing to the fates and harvesting our plants as a family.

I am so thankful for spring, a promise fulfilled. Spring, we love you right back.


  1. Love love love your toilet paper roll garden. Also, your pictures are just beautiful. Keep it up.


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