140112 Titmouse (1)It has been a struggle for me lately to post to this blog.  I’m sure there is enough to say but I’m feeling as though I am in a thick fog.

I’m going to chalk it up to the weather and a lack of interaction outdoors.  The seeds have arrived and I look out the windows at the feeders and the huge snowbank covering half of the garden and think, meh, I’ll just sit here and think. I seem to have been immobilized by the weather – it’s too cold, too windy, too blah.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.  The days are getting longer and the sun is warmer.  I will have to get things together to start my plants for the garden soon and we will start to think about sugaring in another couple of weeks.  All of these things are huge harbingers of spring.

Yet each morning I get up, look at the thermometer with its single digit numbers and I just want to get back into bed, roll up in those quilts and hibernate for another couple of months – until the leaves are out and the perennials are coming up.  Maybe I just need to visit a greenhouse somewhere and breathe in the air.  A short term fix for what feels like a long term problem.

6 thoughts on “Fogged

  1. You should see if you can go to the greenhouses at Mt. Holyoke! They are AWESOME. Went there on a Biology field trip my first or second semester at SC…it’s pretty amazing. =) I’ll go with you if you are able to visit…but i don’t know if it’s open to the public =/ Always worth a shot, though.

  2. I’m with you. My creative juices are slow as molasses this time of year. Looking out at the gray, cold snow, it is hard to get into the groove but every little bit you put down helps open the door a crack.

  3. I think we are all sharing similar sentiments about this winter!!! Although, I do have friends who adore this snow!? I also enjoy my winter ‘down time’ [from many of my routine chores], but, I’m tired of the sub-zero temps! Funny, I was just telling ‘The Hubs’ that I need to visit a greenhouse (I’m loooonging for green). I may cut some forsythia branches to ‘force’ indoors!!!

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