It has finally decided to be winter. The ground outside is snow-covered, the temperature has dipped into the negatives, and with added wind chill today and tomorrow I am going to want to spend my time inside next to our cozy wood stove. But despite the chill, the promise of spring has already entered our household.
The seed catalogues have arrived!
If you are not a gardener, then the arrival of a spring catalogue in January may be nothing more than junk mail to you, and perhaps laughable in its early arrival (which is what I did when the Spring/Summer Sears catalogue arrived at our doorstep before Christmas!)
But to me, the arrival of the seed catalogues marks the beginning of a new planting season. And in my mind, one of the best parts (because there is no actual work to be done yet, just dreaming!)
And so, I will cuddle by the wood stove, and contemplate what delights will grow in our garden this year. Will it be a new type of yellow beet? Will we brave the green caterpillars and try cabbage again? Oh the possibilities that good earth and a few seeds will provide!
Was that the scent of spring in the air?