Spring Fever

It got up to 52 degrees F today.  I seriously considered going out to do some yard work.  If this were mid October or so and it reached the same mark on the thermometer, I would say it’s too cold to work outside.  The difference?  Spring fever.  True, 52 is warm, compared to say 21. Continue reading “Spring Fever”

OH, THE FLOWERS!

When I was growing up, we used to get bulb catalogs right about now.  Yes, in the middle of winter, while the snow is blowing into drifts outside and gardening is the least likely activity of the day! But oh, the flowers!  Page after page of beauty in every shape, size and color. Now isContinue reading “OH, THE FLOWERS!”

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

She stared out the window, Though she didn’t really know why she was watching For footprints in the snow. Expectation filled her; She was apprehensive too, Studying the ground For footprints old or new. There was just a blanket As far as the eye could see, Stretching smooth and white; Where could her darling be?Continue reading “FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW”

THE PANTRY

Freshly scrubbed and lined shelves Are bursting With jars full of sunshine. Peaches and apricots Are glowing With delightful goodness. Pickles and relishes Are waiting To spice up winter meals. Large baskets and boxes Are holding Potatoes and squash. Jams, Jellies and sweet things Are spreading Their tempting aromas. Flour, rice, bread and pasta AreContinue reading “THE PANTRY”