|The spring sun through the windshield...|
And it's driving hubby insane!! After catching up on chores yesterday and airing out the house. Letting the fresh air inside to combat the dry, musty, pent up feeling of winter, we headed out on the motorcycle. By 3:30 pm it was just warm and sunny enough to make you need to feel the wind on your face! 70 degrees and it's a Monday. The horror of it all! I am surprised he didn't call his boss yesterday and ask to take a vacation day. He is so relaxed and mentally centered when he is out riding, and to miss the first really warm day of the year inside, I know it will be killing him.
They say that only motorcyclist can understand why a dog sticks his head out the window, it's true.
|Do you see the buds?|
It's tough to go in today for me also. The warm weather in calling to me to tear into the garden, to dig up those beds and plant the early seeds. Sweet peas, carrots, radishes, crisp lettuces... All the delicious start of the year vegetables. The ones that promise even better things to come.
Even though I am battling this stupid cold still, I can imagine the smell of the earth, almost feel it on my fingers. I love that rich, musky smell of fresh turned soil. The feel of it, right now it is a bit too soggy to be very enjoyable, but it is getting there.
Yesterday I had the urge to plant some flower bulbs, I would love to sprinkle my yard with crocus, just like everything is back in Germany. I always loved watching those bright little sprouts with their beautiful Easter egg colored buds pushing their way up through snow and mud to cheer spring on. I have planted them a couple of times, and I am fairly certain the little bugger squirrels have eaten the bulbs. One year I had three, then never again. The same thing happened with my daffodils.
Today is for dreaming of sunshine and spring, today, I will take a walk outside at lunch time. Maybe even take a bit of a longer lunch. I might not be a fan of the heat, I will never be it's biggest cheerleader, but nothing beats the feeling of the early spring sunshine and warmth, nothing makes you feel quite so alive, renewed and refreshed!
|My sweet buddy can't wait for spring either|