March means spring is on the way.
Farewell to the doldrums and goodbye/good riddance to winter...
don't let the door hit you on the way out!
But it doesn't all happen on the first of March.
Ice on the birdbath speaks for itself!
Thanks to Mother Nature for providing a few early blooms.
Helleborus (just one of them) is in flower.
Another is budding.
The rest are still dormant with nary a bud.
But I will celebrate what is budding and blooming...
and wait patiently (NOT!) for the rest.
They say patience is a virtue.
Perhaps I am virtue-less at the moment.
Thankfully it will soon pass.
Forsythia buds are barely visible on the plants in my garden.
With hopes of a few flowers by March,
a few days ago I brought a couple of small branches inside.
To my delight, when introduced to indoor heat and water,
the barely visible buds swelled and opened.
This is what I was welcomed with today:
As I stand in my kitchen looking out to my back yard,
I can pretend the forsythia is really blooming out there!
Oh, it will bloom.
The buds will continue to grow and swell and pop.
Past experience tells me it will.
But that time can't come soon enough for me!
I am greatly lacking in patience this year.
Winter, I am so over you.
Visit Carolyn for Muse Day at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.
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