garden of white

Even though I just recently harvested the last hardy remains of last year’s garden–a lovely handful of beets and carrots, one small daikon radish–I’m trying to beat the winter doldrums by thinking ahead to our 2011 garden. Is it too early? My heart screams, “no!” I just ordered several different seed catalogs (do you have a favorite?) and am anxiously awaiting their arrival in our mail box. Nothing like curling up at the end of the day with a seed catalog to warm you up a tiny bit.

Staring out into the endless garden of white could be depressing because winter really just began less than a month ago, but we’re trying to enjoy the quiet, the dark, the time to dream and plan for greener days. Our blanket of snow makes me think of a clean, bright canvas, waiting for a brush dipped in cadmium green pale, raw umber, veridian. How ’bout you? How do you beat the winter doldrums? Fruity drinks with umbrellas, movies and blankets, a bottomless pot of soup, roasted root veggies, a snowshoe hike with a good friend?

Here’s to finding a sense of balance in the here & now while not pining too much for what’s to come…

0 thoughts on “garden of white

  1. I love Stark Brothers catalog. It’s all fruit trees and berries. I’m starting a small orchard in my little back yard and buy a tree from them every year! I want to plant my garden now too!

  2. Your carrots are lovely. My fall carrots didn’t fare so well. I got a few before the snow fell but there weren’t many sprouts. Better luck next time, I guess.
    I want to plant my garden now too, but with the six inches of fresh snow today I’ll have to spend my time dreaming over seed catalogs.

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