I don’t know what it is but I can’t seem to drag myself out of winter ‘mode’. I see the sun shining through the window; the laundry blowing on the line; I see the cheeriness of the daffodils waving about in the breeze; I see bud and leaf breaking – all signs of spring – so why am I not feeling ‘perky’ and raring to go. I don’t know – you tell me. Winter slothfulness still has its grip on me and I can’t seem to shake it off.
I have spent some time in the greenhouse sowing seed – but not with any particular enthusiasm. I spend most of my time yawning and thinking about bed time. Maybe, as my Mum used to say – I need a tonic. If I was feeling lethargic when I was little, off we went to the doctor – for a tonic. Not sure what was in it – probably a vitamin boost of some sort. Can you get tonics any more?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch – the farmer has let the cows out into the fields behind us – they were leaping about like spring lambs glad to be out of their winter quarters – most ungainly, but a lovely sight.
I have planted strawberries in hanging baskets
The container peach – new last year – is full of garishly pink blossom
And the first of the Fritillaries has appeared amongst the Scilla – how lovely is that
Oh and I have been having a book clear out – cookbooks I never use and a pile of paperbacks – ready for the charity bookshop
My favourite Minnow narcissus are blooming in a container
Oh, and today we had hail – nice!
So – that is the week so far – I will give myself a good ‘talking to’ – try and snap out of this lethargy before it takes over and I find myself staying in bed and snoozing all day.
‘Every day you must decide what you COULD do, what you SHOULD do and what you MUST do.’
Until next time – take care – and in my case, try and stay awake.