April 12, 2011

Breathing in

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"   
~Mark Twain

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
~William Shakespeare
Spring has a way of welcoming you and bringing a smile to your face.  Take a deep breath and feel what spring has to offer.  The greens leaves refreshing, the aroma of jasmine and rose awakening, and the warm air inviting.  Spring in Florida has been here for awhile but for some reason or another it has just hit me.  Perhaps my northern blood still hasn't fully adjusted to the change yet or I've been too busy to notice, but I'm glad that I finally caught spring fever. 

As a kid I had a bedroom window that faced a large maple tree.  Each spring I would marvel at the thousands of leaves that would almost magically appear.  That new green, as I like to refer to the color, always brought a smile to my face.  I just loved watching the leaves grow on that tree. 

This past weekend my spring fever was in full bloom and I set out to the local nursery and splurged on a porch full of flowers and vegetable plants.  Now mind you, I do not have a green thumb, but I do have a green heart.  On my porch of glory there are some flowers mixed in with some tomato plants, a habanero, and some seeds of cilantro, lettuce and spinach.   I can't promise these plants a full happy life, so I am enjoying their potted goodness while all the plants are green.  Wish me luck in being able to remember to water and feed these plants!

Wish you a happy spring and I hope that you are struck by spring fever as well. 

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