I started working in my garden beds. We've have had some really warm days but overall, the temps tend to remain mild enough for tee's and tanks. I'm absolutely loving it. There is so much work that needs to be done in and around my house and a total lack of funds to draw from to do so. I know for sure that my husband appreciates it when I work in my garden. He never had the knack for it but always loved the the beauty I create and the bounty I put down on the table. In this phase of our relationship, we are learning to recognize acts of service that lift each other up. I do love keeping my gardens lush and pretty. Doing so feels is like rhythm and ritual, passed down from many generations before me. It is hard work, but good work. The kind of work that leaves a lingering ache in your muscles and bones for days on end. My man appreciates this act of service I do out of love that nurtures our small plot of earth and the hearts of those who share it with us.
Experiencing the combination of the sun's heat and the smell of the earth from digging has me firmly planted in the Spring season. I'm out of Winter and the depression it brings with it. I've been slowly filling my calendar with plans for this season that bring us a lot of joy. We've had our share of health scares, surgery, and recovery. It is time to deeply enjoy the simple act of living.
1. Create a flower crown.
2. Plant my vegetables (string beans, cukes, banana peppers, tomato, eggplant).
3. Visit Cape May for the first time! We are staying here.
4. Visit a NJ winery . . . this is the one we chose. (We have our own little wine country here in NJ).
5. This is a big one. I did some work on a documentary film that my friend Jen made. The film, Bright Lights, is now an official selection at this year's Manhattan Film Fest. I'm dying . . . The premiere date is April 26th @ 3pm EST. If you want to come, get your tickets here.
6. Tend to my roses. I'm doing very little "new" planting. This year I'm nurturing what is already thriving.
7. Plenty of night fires with glasses of wine, music, and good friends.
8. I'm reading the Flower Evolution after meeting the author Katie at her Flower Lounge in NYC. I'll be planting edible flowers, and until they grow, buy them to put in all the foods and drinks.
9. Visit the lavender farm. This is most definitely a Summer activity, I'm just very excited about it now.
10. Spread a blanket out in the yard, preferably in a shady spot. Bring a book or a journal or just stare at the clouds. Lose an hour of my day this way.
*What are you looking forward to this season?