The snow has turned to rain, and I can see little pockets of dirt showing through the snow in places. And all I can think is...I'd really like to throw some seeds in that dirt!
I have plenty of time to plan - and I'll need it, being that I'm starting new gardens - but I can't help wishing for an early Spring when I'm pouring over online seed catalogues.
Check out Burpee and Stokes if you really want to send some warmth to that winter-chilled green thumb. Unfortunately Burpee doesn't ship to Canada - which is strange, because I can buy their products in my garden centre. But I've sent away for a Stokes catalogue and can't wait to circle, dog ear, and drool all over it!
Also, Rowan over at Candles & Wicks is a witchy woman after my own heart and is tossing about some fine Imbolg/Imbolc/Oimelc (however you prefer) information. She's ready for the next Sabbat, and I'm right there with her!
I'm a firm believer in "living in the now" but sometimes you really must have something to look forward to. And when you have to get through Winter in a Valley where the clouds are low and sunlight is scarce, a little garden-wishing and celebratory looking-ahead is a good way to pass the dark days!
Now where is my Farmer's Almanac.....