I’m ready for Spring. At least in my mind. I used to really dislike Winter but I have learned to enjoy the shape of bare trees and the birds that visit my bird feeders. I also enjoy browsing through garden catalogs and planning what I would like to plant. I love to plant roses, perennials and herbs. I also love to plant a small vegetable garden. There is nothing like harvesting the first home grown tomato of the season. Just thinking about it warms me up.
Gardening has helped me enjoy all of the seasons. It has helped me accept the cycles of life. I know that even though it is cold today, that trees and plants and seeds are preparing for sprouting new leaves and blooms. Soon the daffodils and crocus will pop up and before we know it, everything will be green and lush. In the meantime, enjoy the shape of the branches in a beautiful tree. Feed the birds and enjoy their entertaining antics at your bird feeders. To everything there is a season . . .
Enjoy these pictures of birds in my yard.