As I sit by the window watching the first fat snowflakes fall I find an extreme sense of peace.  The snow is so beautiful! Perfect snowflakes in all shapes and sizes blanketing the gardens and keeping my beloved plants safe till spring when it will be time to awaken.

Spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings.  Another chance to get it right! A chance to reinvent ourselves to meet our ever changing lives.  I have gone thru several reinventions in my life and I will talk about that another time.

How will you greet the spring … if it ever comes to New England this year?  I am planning to revamp some garden beds and add a few companion plants to bump up the happy co-existence my plants share with the others in the garden.  Hopefully the bunnies and the deer will not interfere with my grand plans!  Each plant effects the next and plays a supporting role to provide beauty for us to appreciate, a source of food for the bees, butterflies and birds or us!  We all have an impact on the ones around us.

How do you see your future? What are your dreams? Stop and assess where you are and where you want to go.  When I started running 6 years ago our team leader gave me wonderful advice that I carry with me into every run and every race. “One step at a time, right foot, left foot!” (Thanks Jody!) Many times when I didn’t think I could take another step I remember that advice.  My dearest friend Nancy told me when you think you can’t go any further “Run faster and you’ll finish sooner”.  I don’t want to run so fast that I forget to enjoy the journey and you shouldn’t either.  There is beauty all around us.  Just stop and notice it.

Spring is coming…… but not today!  Enjoy the  Peonies and Lilacs for now 🙂