Interestingly enough, "
Serenity Now Stoicism 2011" is proving to be a worthwhile effort. Most of my gear is ready for the spring, no surprises are underway in the gardening department, and I am consistently marking tasks off of the "honey do" list. Add to those things the fact that my attitude has been great (more or less), and hey.....things are okay. Over the last four months, we've been hit with all kinds of tribulations and setbacks, and miraculously, it's all okay. That being said, I am still really looking forward to digging into the spring and all its offerings here in the Mid-Atlantic.
Crocus, first week of march
Crocus, third week of March
Seriously, the time has flown through my most difficult part of the year. Striped bass season starts in a month. The shad run should peak around that time. A few days later, spring gobbler season starts (and I have a hunting spot). A few weeks later, largemouth bass and crappie fishing will get really hot.
I planted most of our yard in wildlife-attracting plants from 2004-2006. Unfortunately, our dog Roan was ages 7-10 during that period and he destroyed a lot of stuff. I'll miss him this summer, laying in my pond (now bog), chasing rabbits and squirrels, but I know he's no longer in pain and I also know my plants will have a chance to grow food for wildlife this year.
As for Hank, do you think he's looking forward to warmer weather?
Yup. The pants-free (in this photo, shirt-free) bandit is ready for summer right now.