Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.
~~ Barbara Winkler
February is almost past. When you live in the season, it seems time passes so quickly. I try to live in each month and not simply look out longingly for my favorite seasons ~ fall and winter. I think this will make spring and summer more enjoyable for me. I find myself longing now for the first buds to open. As you can see we do have crocusses. They no longer do well where they are planted so we will have to rethink some areas of our very tiny garden. February is a month when you can turn your thoughts to your garden. It is a time to brouwse a garden center or catalogs for new planting ideas. This year with our weather being so unseasonably warm, our garden is already awakening. Normally, this is a month of anticipation. We wait for March to arrive and watch things start to regrow. Even my clematis are standing in bud waiting for a bit more warmth and sunshine to start to spread open its leaves.
For now, my first daffodil has shown its flower in my garden this morning. It is slowly opening its delicate petals to reveal its regal yellow splendor and tell us that spring is here.