It feels like Spring takes ages to arrive here in New England. I'd be lying if I said I was the most patient person around when it comes to weather. The truth is I am really good at loving New England when the weather is nice, but I'm not very good at embracing life here when it feels like 95% of our days are cold and wet. Late Winter and Spring have been quite a challenge for me this year, because for most of April and May we've seen a whole lot of cold and rainy and not a lot of sun.
And let's be real ... it's Memorial Day weekend. This is the weekend you're supposed to spend at the pool and around the grill. While I'm thankful that the sun has decided to re-appear for the weekend, with temps in the upper 60s and low 70s, it's not exactly pool-worthy weather. But it seems we're here to stay a while, so I'm trying to do my best to embrace each day as it comes. Celebrating the good that happens in each season - cherishing the sunny days and being creative with the not-so-sunny ones.
I've found that gardening is one of the things that brings me most joy these days. There's something about gardening that helps me celebrate the season that we are in. It gives me a way to use my hands. It gives me an excuse to get outside. And it reminds me that everything takes time to grow and become plentiful.
So today I'm celebrating Spring by planting seeds. Summer squash, winter squash, green beans, and lots and lots of flower seeds. And when the cold rain comes again this week, I will give thanks for the drops as they water my seeds that will eventually become food on our table.