I simply cannot believe it. Just when we got half way through putting up our new greenhouse, Mother Nature decided to laugh at our feeble attempts to imagine spring was here. We are currently in the midst of a blizzard that has already dumped nearly 8" of snow in less than 5 hours.
We were so close to warm weather! I could just feel Spring in the sunny 45 degree weather... my shorts-wearing days were in sight, tiny buds would soon be blossoming, and the sunrises would soon be welcomed by a chorus of songbirds, right? Or... we could be blanketed in yet another layer of snow in what will surely go down on record as one of the snowiest winters in years.
Sigh....the greenhouse will have to wait. Can't move seedlings in there in this cold, anyway. Just another reminder that though we sometimes fool ourselves into thinking we are in control of this earth, nature is a force far more powerful than we give her credit for. When she is ready, spring will bloom. In the meantime, I guess I will just have to enjoy a few more evenings in front of cozy fire and finish off the last of the hot cocoa. Life is far more enjoyable when we sit back and realize that things don't always go our way (and often, for a reason!). Here's hoping that whatever path you are being led on, it's full of adventure and happy surprises....
Side note: I'm attaching a few photos.... The first one is taken an hour ago.... you wouldn't believe it was March 21, would you?!
Then there are some of us putting up our greenhouse. We were thrilled to get a 10' x 12' aluminum frame and polycarbonate greenhouse on sale at Harbor Freight for $500, not so thrilled to discover that it contained (literally) thousands of parts and pieces that had to be put together, a challenge even for my husband, The Handiest Man in the World.
Finally, I attached one of the last photos of our seedlings before we transplanted them to larger individual pots. They are getting so big, and there is no sign of being able to move them into the greenhouse anytime soon....
Hope you are all warm and toasty. I'm going to make a cup of hot cocoa now and start some tasty Texas Two Bean Soup ....an experiment, as I've never tried it before. (I get a lot of recipes from recipeZaar.com)