I know it’s barely Winter and here I am talking about Spring. But you see, it’s all about focusing on small joys, and doing things that makes me/our little family happy, and planting for Spring makes us happy bunnies!
Last Sunday was a quiet day of doing chores, homework and planting for us here at Small Hill Cottage. My husband bought some bulbs for planting and he and little T had fun doing it in the garden. They planted crocuses, irises, daffodils and trilliums.
I reminded him though that when our garden is in full bloom, it is dotted with loads of daffodils, snow-drops and other lovely spring flowers. “Yes”, he replied. “But not where I want them to be”. Off he went, planting them down in the garden, where he wanted them to be.
Silly flowers indeed, not sprouting from where he wants them to grow.
As for little T, my little gardener, she was blessedly content with planting the bulbs in her chosen pot. There, she said, as she pushed the last bulb in the soil and asked me to help her cover it with compost.
We were all out in the garden, enjoying the fresh air in spite the dull weather. Well, except for the cat who opted to stay in, sleeping by the fire. Doc was busy running around and barking at imaginary shadows. T and the historian with their bulbs, and I, as always, was busy raking the leaves.
Safe in our little bubble of country living. The world and all its absurdities can all happen without us and we’re fine with that.
What about you?
Have you done any spring planting too?