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Almost ready to break…. ground.

February 15, 2013

I always wait till I can’t practically take it anymore.
They start marching in here in January and I squirrel them away.
Each bright catalog, promising spring.
A few sunny, albeit freezing days, have reminded me to get started with my plotting and planning.
This has been a cold winter….very grey too. Truthfully I feel this is the greyest winter in many years. Even the year that Noa was born was continual snowstorms… but you know how storms are they always bring bright skies…so there was always that. No, this winter has been very grey. No dots of 60*+ days…nada. We also didn’t get a ton of snow here…err, so far… so everything is brown, grey and cold.
Can you tell I am pretty much over this winter? I try and keep my chin up, but see: brown,grey and freezing.
I don’t know what I would have done this year with out my new studio. It captures all the light… grows all my plants…and that has helped. All this growth (in so many ways) has kept my spirits up as best it can.
So here we are and it is past mid-February!!!!
Lent has started.
Time to start thinking about the spring garden and the summer garden! Not to mention all my friends who have recently gotten new homes…. they will need gardens too! There are peeps to order and fields to think about. I am thinking about selling the one horse because I need the space. So many ideas swirling about.
My beloved companion, Noa, trails behind me pipping along with, “Momma let’s talk about it” and “it’s not snowing I am going to wear my sparkly shoes” and “that looks great” and “can we paint about it?” So we do… we paint what we want, with sparkly shoes dangling….and we want sunshine and the smell of fresh broken earth.
(please excuse the flippant painting… we were just doodling about on cheap paper…. but I did like the idea of it… just not how it was carried out. Perhaps if I had used heavier paper)
sharing with: Jennifer at Studio JRU and PPF.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2013 10:13 am

    Stopping by from 5 min. Friday. Yes! I’ve started planning my garden too(although we have snow) Hope you have a bright, sunny weekend!

  2. February 15, 2013 11:15 am

    Thanks for the glimpse into your world

  3. Loraine permalink
    February 15, 2013 11:23 am

    I love the picture and wish it was something we could do on those oh-so-many-too-much-gray days.

  4. marycnasser permalink
    February 15, 2013 11:35 am

    I can’t wait for spring either!
    Sweet painting.
    Happy PPF!!

  5. February 15, 2013 12:00 pm

    Love the painting…perhaps it is the “seed” to something more thought out…I have some plants to set out all ready here in Texas! Amazing that we can do that in February!

    • February 16, 2013 10:08 am

      oh I am green with jealousy at you “setting out your pots”

  6. February 15, 2013 2:57 pm

    Oohh, I see SO much in your painting, I love you! Sunny days are on their way. Hot pool days are on their way! Yippee!!!

    • February 15, 2013 2:58 pm

      I actually mean to type, I love IT, but my fingers wrote otherwise. Lol. You too…

    • February 16, 2013 10:07 am

      pool days for sure…. ahem, at your new pool,lol.

  7. February 15, 2013 6:05 pm

    here we are so hot in the summer we have very little we can plant… so we are also planning our planting even though we will soon head into Autumn… it is a favourite time to go through the garden centre and plan … and for us finally have a let up of humidity which makes all but the heaviest of papers warp… lovely little painting xx

  8. studiojru permalink
    February 15, 2013 8:55 pm

    the painting is so sweet! i love your enthusiasm for spring… you have me thinking spring now! 😉

  9. February 15, 2013 8:59 pm

    Love your paintings – it’s like strengthening what you have said in your post. It is indeed very beautiful and says a lot. I’m drooling over garden books and catalogues as well. I’m one of those people with a new (first) home, and I can’t wait to get more plants in the ground. I’ve prepared a big chunk of beds by getting rid of the lawn, and in some parts it already looks quite good.

  10. February 15, 2013 9:23 pm

    Seed catalogs and planning gardens is a great way to beat the winter blues. I love the idea of your drawing – I really wish I could do that 🙂

  11. February 15, 2013 9:54 pm

    Oh I have my seeds ready to go as well,. I am so looking forward to our planting days. Very nice painting. Thanks for sharing.

  12. February 16, 2013 9:49 am

    Great, a very special girl discovering the hereafter. Saludos

  13. February 17, 2013 1:22 am

    Oh I know this feeling, today I took photos of our returning daffodils, they resurface every February … Your painting is full of desire for spring! HPPF!

  14. kokopelli79 permalink
    February 17, 2013 2:08 am

    Here we still have snow, so I’m not near any seeding/planting. But I’m so looking forward to it. Love your painting. Happy PPF!

  15. February 17, 2013 6:09 am

    Spring feels around the corner for us!! But that could change on a dime!! Painting is very sweet!! Almost spiritual!

    Hugs Giggles

  16. February 19, 2013 10:36 am

    A very pretty and peaceful scene!

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