If you'll pardon my whining for one moment... I'm sick of winter! I'm tired of the cold, gray, slushy, snowy, icy, cold, and gray. I'm ready to say goodbye to the hats, boots, coats, mittens and scarves. And I'm really fed up with the chapped lips, runny noses, coughs, and stomach flus that are everywhere.
That must be why I felt so very happy when I saw three sure signs of spring:
1) Gigi's Flowers has a colorful pastel display in their front window in anticipation of Easter
2) Twisters Ice Cream (next to Pierce Park on Main St.) is now open. Despite the 23 degree weather today, I even saw a few eager customers in the parking lot this afternoon.
3) The Garden Mill is having their annual spring open house this weekend (March 1 and March 2)
I can't think of a better way to cheer a dreary winter mood than to go shopping at the Garden Mill. The optimism that comes with buying seeds, hand painted planters, a rustic piece of art for the yard... Knowing that *this* year will be the one where I have all the time and resources to make the garden and yard look like the magazine cover I see in my mind. (Yeah, yeah, don't burst my bubble just yet.)
They printed a great article about getting your bird feeders cleaned and ready for spring in their recent newsletter. With their permission, I will be providing that information here tomorrow.
Happy Leap Day! Spring will be here soon, my friends. :)