This picture was taken about a month ago from a walk near my home. Since then, trees have sprouted tiny, bright buds that are slowly morphing into leaves. Afternoons have been pleasantly mild, but I've been running the wood stove just enough during the day to take the edge off of the chill that sets in when the sun sets. There are glorious clumps of daffodils blooming and forsythia burning a bright gold along the fence, and if you look hard enough, delicate white violets peeking out from timid leaves. It's an encouraging sight to wake up to.
But already, I feel the urgency of summer biting at my heels. There are lists of things to do to get ready for the upcoming market season–supplies to inventory and order, a tent to check, and a myriad of little things to attend to. I look forward to those busy months ahead...and before they come charging in, I'd like to revel in the slow unfolding of spring.
Wed, April 11, 2012