Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy long weekend

It's a long weekend here in Canada and traditionally planting weekend. All the local nurseries and markets are in full swing with their summer offerings. I will be hauling bags of earth, flats of flowers and hanging baskets home. Funny how we seem to have an abundance of earth surrounding us but always seem to buy bags of it at this time of year. It's like it evaporates under all that winter snow. So regrettably I will not be creating in my indoor craft space but I will be creating in my outdoor craft space. I absolutely love this time of year and am totally in awe when this time rolls around each year. We hibernate for almost 6 months every winter and then like sheer magic we shed our winter garments and come alive again. Rejuvenated and reinvented again after our long slumber. Somewhat like bears waking from a long nap. You know it is Spring here as you can set your clocks by our little chipmunks - chippies as we have come to call them. A life span for a chipmunk is usually only a couple of years but we have had one chipmunk that we have nicknamed Grandma as this is her 6th summer with us. She digs a nice neat little tunnel through the snow every year and pokes her head up to take a breath of the crisp Spring air. We know it is her as she has a little scar above her left eye and she is the only one that will jump up in the palm of our hand and come when we call her. She seems to have had several litters over the years as there are quite a few new little ones running about every summer. I do have a bunch of pictures of her and some of her offspring which I will be posting soon, so stay tuned if you're interested in seeing our little furry friends. So if you are in the same garden mode that I am, have a fun weekend and Happy Planting and do take the time to sit back and truly smell the roses. Life is beautiful!