I could use the term Prolific to describe the snow that keeps falling from the sky…in April… in Michigan. But, I am sure my family and friends are becoming tired of my whining and ranting about Mother Nature and her feisty sense of humor. A thought… maybe Jack Frost kidnapped Mother Nature and is holding her hostage, while his snow machine just keeps on churning!. In any case, I am determined to not let the weather get the best of my sunny self!
Being the visual person that I am, I have decided that this photo is what I will think about until the weather improves. This is my happy place! Green…so much green. And, look at those outstanding blooms! When I feel the grumpies coming on, I will close my eyes and imagine myself under this tree, with the sun shining brightly, being surrounded by poppies. If I am lucky, the Tin Man and Toto might even join me!
“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” ~Wizard of Oz
We have had unseasonably cold temperatures here in Michigan. They say that the corn should be knee-high by the 4th of July. At this point, I am wondering if we will even have daffodils by July! Although, yesterday was our first beautiful Spring day, with temperatures reaching a balmy 50 degrees!
A few signs of Spring decided to awaken…
It was a true sign of Spring inside, for we started planting tomato, pepper and brussels sprouts seeds! Soon the greenhouse and hoop houses will be filled with hundreds of seedlings, waiting for sunshine and warmth in the garden.
I know Spring is coming, because this gorgeous friend emerged yesterday! She was very shy and not thrilled to have her photo taken!
“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not. ~Deepak Chopra
The Hellebore is one amazing plant! She pushes her way through the ice and snow to bloom, for all to enjoy. Now that is perseverance! If she can make it through the unpredictable month of March, so can I!
“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful…” ~Author Unknown