Sunday Spark: Spring is Nearly Here!
…And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils.
~William Wordsworth (from the poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud)
(Our daffodils are starting to come up!)
The sun was out today - fabulously bright and filling us with energy (and vitamin D)! Though it’s only February, we’ve been blessed with beautiful weather in the 40’s & 50’s – and, if you believe the weather report, it is expected to continue over the next week!
(Planting pansies - oh, the glorious cooperation!)
Not being one to let a moment pass, we took advantage of the beauty of the day to get outside and enjoy the pre-Spring loveliness. The air was cool and crisp, scented with the rich earthiness of melting snow, and leant itself perfectly to spending our afternoon outside planting, digging, and climbing trees.
We cleared out old leaves and sticks, potted some pansies, sprinkled organic fertilizer over our perennial beds and put down mulch. How I love getting back into the garden! Then, while I was watering, the children then dug holes in the mulch (Yay! Mud!) and climbed our little tree (thank you Mr. Flowering Dogwood for being so tolerant of little scrambling hands and feet).
(My daughter found her first earthworm of the season)
(My son, enjoying his first tree-climb)
I basked in the warmth of the sun, soaking up the energy of the earth and the thoroughly enjoying the squeals of pleasure of my children – so happy to be outside.
(Is there anything better than digging in the dirt?)
It was a truly wonderful day. Here’s to a joyful week!