I have had enough of winter! Be gone you vile cold hearted beast! You taunt me with a wee peek of sun and hopes of warmth and then yank the wool over my eyes again by turning the skies gloomy and grey as you laugh and send down more freezing precipitation. I feel as though I’ve been wearing boots and puffer coats forever now; bundled up in so many layers. The tips of my ears, nose and fingers sting and hurt when I have to be out in your elements. I’ve yet to find a pair of gloves that do not make me look like I have giant clown hands that keep my entire hand warm from wrist to fingertips.
Lavender, thyme and rosemary…….my three plants on the deck in the micro farm. They survived wonderfully without any issues last winter (the winter that barely way) but this winter? I’m hoping they tough it out and make it through. Cut them a break will you already winter! But as much as I am no fan of yours, Mr. winter, you do have your moments of beauty – when you aren’t all gloomy and grey; enough of your 150 shades of grey by the way. It’s gotten way past old. Sometimes your snow has been so beautiful and on some rare occasions your ice, when not playing havoc with the sidewalks and roads, has revealed hidden beauty.
Unless you really take the time to look, you never know what beautiful things are around you until you really truly take notice. I love how some of the ice on my poor frozen herbs look like tiny uncut diamonds while in others you can see the frozen suspended bubbles. It was raining and snowing this day so the plants were covered in bits of both. Beautiful, but I’d rather have much warmer temps. Please leave soon winter. I’m sure someone will take you in somewhere.