The freezing mark stands firm,no longer penetrated by temps;
Fragrant ground with active worms,
fertile for new plants to be set in.
Good Friday and time to plant potatoes,onions and get ready for May tomatoes.
Grass greens up in anticipation of flocks
of violets and dandelions, a color tornado.
How high do I set my ambition this year,when I would like to do a whole vegetable garden?
My time and bodily strength I hold dear,
So maybe I'll just settle for a row of zinnias.
The mowing and weeding are just around the corner,so I may as well enjoy this honeymoon of mid-spring;
Yard yields up bright surprises, defying lingering winter.
Hikes in the woods reveal mysterious flowering things.
By the time summers drudgery arrives,my garden will be well established.
Time for travel and long car rides,
Welcomed back by a garden that thrives...
...on inattention and a few lucky rainstorms.
Happy Springtime and Easter all.