by Karen Rose Smith
Every year, I hopefully wait for spring. I begin planting seeds in January. Nourishing petunias, tomatoes and snapdragons helps me to remember that ice, snow and cold will soon be gone. This week, I could spend time editing on the patio.
For some reason it's so much easier to edit while sitting in the sun or under an umbrella, sipping lemonade.
Hyacinths are in full bloom and their lovely scent is all around. The daffodils make a fluffy border along the patio's edge.
My husband and I care for sibling stray cats--Bonnie and Clyde, along with our inside fur babies. Even though Bonnie and Clyde usually come into the basement at night, they aren't yet socialized. We can play with them with wands and laser lights, but if we move too quickly or approach them, they run and hide. Today while I was editing, Bonnie visited me! She ran by me and into the basement through the cat door.
Creeping phlox are becoming more colorful each day. Catmint and cat thyme are growing back in the garden after being dormant through the winter. Tulips are opening.
As often as I can, I will be taking work to the patio to enjoy the gifts of spring.