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Quote of the Day: Susan J. Bissonette

March 2nd, 2014

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.”

~ Susan J. Bissonette

My garden is still covered in a blanket of snow, but it won’t be around for much longer.
working in the garden in spring 9
I must say, for a while I was rather dreading the end of winter. There was still much needed rest on my mind. It seems I’ve finally rested up and I’m starting to get giddy with excitement for spring.  Perhaps it’s because I started my first seedlings this week or maybe it’s that I’m finally tiring of winter. Either way – I’m starting to get excited for spring!
spring peas 2
I want to see bare earth and the beginning shoots of green.  I want there to be smell in the air and softness to the wind.  Most of all, I’m ready to feel the warm sun on my back as I push seeds into the cool dark soil!

Are you still waiting for spring or has spring already come in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.