|purple crocus in my previous yard, 2011|
Today is my birthday. I won't tell you how many years on the off chance you've been thinking I'm younger than I really am.
One of the joys of a March birthday is seeing spring birth itself while I celebrate my own life. We moved into our new house 11 months ago, so this year is the first to see crocus coming up in the flower bed by the front steps. Yesterday I went in search of Gladiola bulbs for the side flower bed. We live on a corner, so we have more areas to embellish with natural beauty. I hope to share pictures of these big showy blossoms this summer.
While spring is trying to push its way into our days, in Colorado it's like three steps forward and two steps back. We often have late winter or early spring storms that bring clouds and wet, heavy snow. March is our snowiest month of the year -- and not just in the mountains. One could say it's seldom dull around here. We keep our boots and sandals handy at all times!
But back to birthday talk. If you were to ask me what I have planned for this new year, I would have to say that in large part I am still settling into what the previous year brought and making my peace with it.
Change is change -- even when it's good. It took me months to instinctively turn in the correct direction to find my silverware drawer in this new kitchen! Old habits die hard, as they say.
Everything was unpacked and put in place months ago, and would you believe that I am still making frequent trips to the donation places to get rid of stuff?! It's not that we are crowded here but more that I have become fond of de-cluttering!
I have come to the conclusion that we spend much of our life hunting and gathering, then there's a time to enjoy the accumulation, followed by the realization that we don't need so much. Plus, what we have tends to "own" us with it's upkeep, even if that means only finding a place to put it and keep it dusted.
Well, these are my thoughts and pearls of wisdom at my ripe old age of ?? and I will leave you with that.