Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Nice Place

If you can't be sitting in front of a crackling fire with a cat (or a bottle lamb) on your lap, the nicest place to be on a cold, dreary day is in a greenhouse. The air is warm and humid, smelling of potting soil and growing plants, and you are enveloped by the wonder of spring green. The sounds of the outside world are muffled and you are impervious to the bitter wind.

The tomato seedlings were ready to be transplanted over the weekend and some of the flowers were not far behind. We had snow - yes, snow - on the ground, and while it was beautiful, after acclimating to those 80 degree days, it had lost much of its "snow day" appeal. Perfect weather for some indoor gardening.

Brushy, of course, came along to help. Eli, who has still not forgiven me for kicking him out and filling the "cat house" with plants, watched from a distance. Ewenice stayed busy doing Ewenice things (that would be mostly eating) and the dogs were cashed out in the kitchen. In our little spot of heaven, the afternoon just flew by.

1 comment:

LunabudKnits said...

I love the snow picture! Sorry I have not had time to check out your blog until now. Work is crazy busy and I am hoping that I get a break some time soon. I finally got my merino fleece in from Canada and did a little test run in the sink:) I think I should do just fine with it. Out of curiosity, do you have any suggestions about how to store it until I have time to wash it? Right now, I have it in a plastic bag collecting dust by the washing machine.


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