In my informal polling, EVERYONE is tired of Winter.
(okay, so I really didn't ask that many people...and I certainly didn't interview the snow lovers)
But, the snow has been around FORever. It's no longer pristine and beautiful. The huge piles have become grey and ugly...and completely immovable. And, the forecasters are calling for more.
We really need a break from the cold and a change from the white landscape would be nice, too. But, since it's just the two of us working here on the hill, we can't just pick up and head to the islands or someplace warm...or even be gone overnight...
The next best thing is a visit the local nursery.
Yesterday while running some other errands, we took a little side-trip to Milmont Greenhouses. It was such a treat to breathe in the warm, moist air...and the scent of the damp earth. The bright colors almost hurt our eyes after days and days of squinting against the harsh light reflecting off the snow. Listening to the water fountains was so relaxing...I could have stayed all afternoon. (but, there were chores to do...)
Just in case the Winter has gotten to you, too...here's a little dose of Springtime color.
|LOVE the water features!|
|don't know what this one is called|
I really like the color!
|hyacinths almost ready to bloom|
sold as shamrocks for St. Patrick's day
|Isn't this little succulent amazing?|
We purchased a couple of pretty plants to brighten up the windowsill and headed back to the hill with a renewed hope that Spring truly is coming. Although, I admit, that is hard to believe when you look at the view.
|view of the mountains from the nursery|
Think Spring...it's only 16 days...12 hours...and 52 minutes! (give or take)
|THIS certain brightens up the windowsill!|
Hope this brightened your wintry day, too.