Sunday, January 20, 2008
Today we have been hit by a frigid arctic blast. The wind is whistling outside my windows. There is no sign of wildlife today.....too cold. That makes it a perfect day to sit by a crackling fire, with a hot cup of tea and pour through seed catalogs. I am planning this summer's garden. I will order the necessary items like bird netting and landscape fabric (to keep down the weeds between rows of berries and veggies). Then I am free to explore all the produce possibilities. Each year new catalogs arrive...ones that I had never seen before, and the world of possibilities grows and grows. I am thinking that this year I will order some heirloom vegetables from around the world. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can almost feel the warm, loamy soil sifting through my fingertips and the salty-sweet juice from the first bite of a plump, rosy, ripe tomato as it drips off my chin. Ahhhhh...counting the days til Spring as the wind continues its wintery refrain.