I bet you were wondering when or if I'd ever get around to mentioning the garden. We're not under snow like my family and friends back in the US. However, we did have a lot of ice this morning. Our drive was a slippery sheet of ice and it made for driving out more exciting than it usually is.
Well, I haven't actually been in the garden to do any gardening for some considerable time. There are probably a few jobs I could do, but it is awfully soggy out there. Hell, even the birds are making muddy bits in the lawn around the bird feeders. If bird feet can do that much damage, think of what my clod hoppers would do to the grass.
The only thing I've done lately is to pick up broken glass from the storm that hit us on New Year's Eve. That's it.
Contemplation of the growing season is the only other thing I can do. So, mug of tea in hand, I am going to sit by the fire and dream of all the things I can do outside in the herbaceous borders once it is dry enough to dig. Seed catalogues help so much when planning hits a snag. The new stuff coming out in the Thompson & Morgan catalogue always look so wonderful. Those F1 hybrids always do so well.
I imagine my lovely garden with its neat rows, sweet smelling flowers and delicious vegetables and I can't wait for spring. (that's a photo from last spring when I was planting cabbages)