Title taken from the poem Lines Written in Early Spring by Wordsworth.
It feels as though I’ve been waiting some time for greenery to emerge. I’ve been seeing photographs from my friends back in Germany, filled with the vibrant colours of Spring, and I’ve been feeling a little sad because it is still predominantly brown here in Illinois. But, today I again ventured out to inspect nearby trees and bushes and spied some tiny green buds among the clusters of twigs.
The bulbs in my in-laws backyard are coming up nicely too, a few have flower buds on them, and the vegetable garden has one or two little spots of green pushing up through the soil. Mikey has been having fun helping to water them, it wont be too long until he can plant some sunflower seeds of his own.
Most of our indoor seedlings can’t be planted out yet as there’s still a risk of frost, but they are growing happily inside. We are hoping to be able to go and look at some apartments next week and I am desperately hoping for at least a small spot of balcony space, perhaps just enough room for a potted tomato plant and a few other veggies. A little space in a sunlit window is also on my apartment wishlist because I’d also quite like to be able to grow some indoor herbs.
When I left to take the above photographs, the premature lamb that we have been bottle feeding in the house decided to run up and down the hallway bleating loudly. She has now apparently decided that I am her mama and follows me wherever she can, I feel quite bad about the number of times I have tripped on her this past week as she runs along underfoot. She was upset that her mama had left the house and was trying to find me. While I’m using my computer she chews on my jeans and takes naps on my feet. She is, however, going to have to go outside to join the other sheep very soon as she is getting too big and too messy for the house.
I’m feeling slightly more inspired these days than I have been since the stress of our move, I’ve got a notebook and scraps of paper filled with ideas and plans for a whole host of different things. Plans for the new apartment, ideas for craft projects and hopes for a balcony vegetable garden. We’re all still looking forward to May, my husband starts school for the summer session and we’ll be exploring and settling into our new home.
theme: a touch of spring
Final photo entered in the Be Inspired challenge and –