March 25, 2011
"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace." ~ May Sarton
One day of sunny weather does not spring make, however, it gave us the chance to plant a few seedlings in the garden. Peas, onions, and broccoli, along with seeds of several lettuces, have now been sown. We're ripe with expectation!
It's Women's History Month and I'm following in Kym's footsteps by sharing some of my favorite quotes by women.
It's true that one day of nice weather does not make it spring, the same thing is happening here. I'm grateful for the warm days we had last week but at the same time they make me really wish the cold would go away for good now!
Posted by: Carole | March 25, 2011 at 05:35 AM
And, all that snow will help fertilize and enrich the soil. Gardening time is coming, grrl. Soon. Happy Friday!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | March 25, 2011 at 05:52 AM
Small steps, one after the other...we'll get there! And Happy Friday!
Posted by: Suzy | March 25, 2011 at 06:00 AM
Gardening IS an instrument of grace! What a perfect quote. Enjoy the weekend -- whatever the weather out your way, at least there is more daylight!
Posted by: Kym | March 25, 2011 at 06:22 AM
Great quote - thanks! We've got seedlings coming up too, but it may be a while before they're ready to go out and play ;o)
Posted by: Joy | March 25, 2011 at 07:31 AM
Wow, planting in the garden?! It's 15F here right now...
Posted by: Chris | March 25, 2011 at 08:05 AM
The sky picture is beautiful!~!!
Posted by: Cathy | March 25, 2011 at 08:49 AM
Still have not gotten out to plant any seeds! I think I'm out of peas, though. Maybe I'll buy some today.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | March 25, 2011 at 08:53 AM
Posted by: Cookie | March 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM
That's a great quote! SB planted basil seeds yesterday and I think tomato plants are soon to be purchased!
Posted by: elizabeth | March 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM
Did you know that May Sarton lived in the next town over from mine? She was also a contemporary of one of my elderly relatives, Miriam Colwell, and her partner Chenoweth Hall.
Posted by: Mel | March 26, 2011 at 01:03 AM
Hmm...I am not sure grace is what I would call what came out of my mouth when I heard the latest forecast. We have our peas and our onions in AND the weather has even tricked the peach trees into blooming...this year was LOTS of pollinators helping them out rather than me with a paintbrush...but now...now...SNOW and well below freezing temps tomorrow night...there goes my peach crop for the year...SOB!!!
Posted by: Betsy | March 26, 2011 at 04:55 AM
there is nothing i love more than checking on the progress in the garden!
Posted by: amanda | March 26, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Beautiful - you can almost taste the green freshness. How are the chickies?
Posted by: Laurie | March 26, 2011 at 06:38 PM
Your sprouts are encouraging!
Posted by: jill | March 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM
Pretty green babies.
I love May Sarton. deeply.
Posted by: marianne | April 02, 2011 at 03:00 PM