Spring has sprung, the scent of flowers is in the air, and new life is springing up all around me. Several Robins are singing out in the yard, and a pair has even set up housekeeping just outside my door after losing their first nest by my neighbor’s door. They seem to be getting used to my comings and goings, I can get quite close to them and still they remain on the nest of three beautiful blue eggs. They seem to know that I won’t hurt them or disturb their nest.
This time I get to move in the spring of the year instead of the dead of winter, and for a much more hopeful reason. It’s a new beginning and not an ending. In preparation, I have tossed out, sold or given away things I won’t have room or a use for any more and kept those things I really like or just can’t part with. The next few weeks will be spent packing up all of my things and setting up a new household and a new garden, combining possessions and creating a new home.
Behind the place is a nice sized deck for my ‘garden room’ furniture, my barrel pond for my fish and some mixed planters. The deck and rear garden back up to an old growth strip of woods where the Trout Lilies, Wood Anemones and other woodland wildflowers are already done with their blooming for the year, and the undergrowth is now filling in. I look forward to the two of us sitting outside and enjoying the view of the garden and woods on a soft summer’s evening. It’s big enough beyond the shallow rolling lawn for a short exploration to discover what else may be growing in there and perhaps insert some additional woodland flowers along the edge to enjoy next spring. It will be nice to be able to see out into the woods from the sunny living room, dining room and bedroom and watch the wildlife and the seasons as they change. I really miss being able to see the garden from the house and having it entice me outside to see what’s going on.
So this spring and summer are especially hope filled for me, with a new life and love, a new home and garden, and a new future to shape. There will be new adventures, new plants to try, new soil to work and a new way of life. Together. In a new nest.
See you in the Garden!