Thursday, March 3, 2011
Spring is the time for everything new. When I think of spring, I see fawns resting in the grass. Baby rabbits munching on clover. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths scattered in fields that will eventually be filled with black eyed susans and daisies once the sun completely permeates our world and warms up the ground. I see white picket fences with gates surrounding gardens. The beginnings of a new year with the slate wiped clean. Everything is new in the springtime. New life, new opportunities and the ability to create a new landscape.
Even the air feels lighter and smells different in the spring. Oh, my old friend. I can't wait until you get here.
I want to open up all of the windows in the house and let the breeze carry the stale, pinned up air of winter right out of here. I want to lay in the flower garden. Surrounded by butterflies, honey bees and the green of new life. I want to clean out the ashes of winter from the fireplaces and replace them with the soft alluring glow of candles. Pull down the curtains to let the sunlight in. I want to feel clean, starched linens and lightweight quilts at night when I sleep. Wrapped up in the feeling of rebirth and new air.
I want my flea markets back on my schedule. Wrapped up in vintage glass, fabrics, books, plants and cooking. Items that were once so memorable to other before that will be loved once again by someone new. Recycled and reloved. It's still a little over a month away, but soon I will be visiting you with all of the things that I love and other people seem to love too. It's a good feeling being outside with the sun on my face and the breeze blowing away all of the muck from winter's slumber.
Oh I SO can't wait! And I'm getting those damn flamingos that I've always wanted. They can go in the garden amongst the beans and tomatoes. :)
The winning answer to the question of the week is commando. I never expected that one!
Still swamped but will be posting more once again when the workload calms down.