It’s the hap-happiest-time-of-the-year!

Welcome to December!  And, with it, a few little treasures buried deep within the piles of toy catalogues that have been inundating our mailbox for the last five weeks.  Here they are folks – my 9 X 12 beacons of hope.  Seed catalogues!!!

Summerfall 2012 052Colorful and packed with great stories and information, they offer me a quiet place to rest my mind.  In a corner of my brain that is otherwise filled to the brim with thoughts of holiday excitement, preparations, and yes, obligations, I can retreat with these harbingers of the new year.

By January 1, I will have my gardens planned.  Just a few weeks after that, the orders will be placed.  And, then, lo and behold, on some bleak, windy February day, our mailman will hand deliver my carton of seeds to the back door.  Seeds, beautiful seeds.  For the rest of the winter, they will sit under warm lights, sprouting and growing while I anxiously await the day they are placed in the freshly turned garden soil.

I love winter.  It’s beauty and darkness most of all.  But, those seeds bring with them fresh air and hope for the coming year.

Happy December everyone!  And, Happy Garden Planning, too!!!!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 14:49:14

    I also love getting the cataloges! Recieved mine from Baker Creek, and I’m constantly daydreaming about the garden. Haven’t quite talked myself into drawing and planning it all out yet though!


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