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A Cure for the Winter Blues

It has been such a long winter. I know that many, if not all of you, have experienced the same thing. I love winter, but I have to admit that this year's cold and dreariness has had its affect on me! It has zapped me of all energy! I love a good snow day to snuggle in the house, but come on!

Today it is 70 degrees and sunny and I headed out to my garden to do some spring cleaning. I wish that I would have taken a before picture, but I didn't. Let me set the scene .. the whole area was full of leaves … last year's tomato and pepper plants were tall, dead and gangly ... twigs and debris were everywhere.

I cleaned everything out and bagged up all the leaves. While cleaning I noticed some beautiful sprouts of green! There are chives, parsley, oregano, and basil just starting to peek out of the soil. I removed all their dead relatives so that they would have room to grow!

And then I did some cool weather planting. I have never planted anything this early before, but I just felt in the mood so I put in some spinach, lettuce, and carrot seeds. I immediately felt the dead come to life. It was physically and emotionally invigorating!

My little lilac shoot that I bought from the Amish is sprouting, as well as my moss growing in my ceramic bird bath.

My muscles feel tired and I feel fantastic! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I'll leave you with a little #SelfieSunday shot. I don't do Instagram or Facebook, but here ya go anyway.

Wanna get rid of those winter blues? Go outside and get your hands in some dirt!


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