If I were to be honest it is not the cold - not the snow - not being indoors that is bothering me the most - - - it is the MUD! Shhhh . . . don't tell ANYONE I said that as we are in the midst of a terrible drought in my section of Kansas and our livelihood depends on this mud! So I see the blessings in the moisture but I have always had a true aversion to MUD.
MUD - when you think about it - it is the worst! Snow is clean, Rain is clean, Dust and Dirt is easily cleaned up, but MUD - what do you do with mud??? You just sit and wait til it dries up and you can sweep it away or vacuum it up (yes I feel the need - - - the need to vacuum the garage). You can't pick it up or wipe it away - it just gets worse - I HATE MUD!
I have some issues with obsessive/compulsiveness - as you all know - - -
So - thinking ahead to spring and summer I can almost feel the sunshine beating down on me as I play amongst my flowers. I always have red geraniums and white and red wave petunias, in my blue ceramic pots - and there I have it - - - red white and blue!! I love it! I have two plants of sedum that were here in the back yard when we moved in. They look pretty all summer and bloom in the fall. They are succulents. So I am going to spend some time learning all I can about how to plant and care for succulents.
I am sharing some pictures and a little planting information.
Beautiful creeping ice plant!!
To view a very helpful article on planting succulents both in pots and in the ground - click here.
Blessings found (or at least trying) in mud . . . Blessings found in gardening (and the anticipation of it).