Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thaw day

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

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

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

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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.

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

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…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…

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… 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.

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