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Thaw day

OMG, what an incredible relief it is to see THIS on the thermometer outside:


It just makes you feel ALIVE, that’s what.

So here’s what else is brewing around the house at the moment…


Wooden front door open for the first time in weeks.

Storm window open a crack to let in the nice (if cold) fresh air.

The air outside SMELLS… good.  Smells like spring.  What a tease a day like this can be.


Bag of potting soil, frozen, hauled in from outside, so I can dump it into this…


…stack of square pots that I actually left in a not-too-bad place outside for just such an occasion… so that I can give a home to these…


… windowsill coleus, which are definitely outgrowing their drinking-glass homes!

It’s 3:30 p.m. and I am betting the soil is still frozen solid-as-a-rock.  Maybe later?  Those coleus really need – to use a bureaucratic euphemism – to be re-homed.

What a joy, what great hope, a warm day in midwinter really can be.