Starting with the floor working my way up, I know I have a week of organizing drawers and cabinets ahead of me! Clearing off horizontal spaces and putting out fresh spring linens is like stretching a clean white canvas. For a moment my house might resemble those shots of perfection in magazines (at least in my mind)!
Tables and dressers beckon for branches and blooms.
Dusting off and polishing up spring vases for beautiful spring flower arrangements inside.
Clear out old garden beds and turn the compost piles for spring bulbs popping up outside.
… do the flowers know it’s daylight savings time? More so than my sleepy head knew it this morning! The simple pleasures of spring rains and wildflowers popping up along the commute makes every day feel fresh and exciting, full of possibilities. Daylight savings means I get to wake up with the sun again too.
On the other side of these spring work days is time for afternoon tennis and evenings on the porch…
…cleaning and preparing the ceramic pots of last year’s transplants, putting up new supports for vines and checking on feeders and bird houses for guests.
With March showers in abundance the stepping stones and pathways get adjusted around the yard this time of year and cleaned up too. New flower beds get “designed” with favorite rocks, statues and blooms but have to be cleverly protected from those beloved dogs and deer!
Time to spring into action all around. Enjoy the buzz and hum of activity before it gets too hot!
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