Sunday, March 19, 2006


Spring is right around the corner, literally! Tomorrow marks the vernal equinox... the first day of spring. The perennial gardens at Fiddle Ridge are showing signs of spring, and anxiously await our willing hands to tend their tangled mess of overgrowth.
I always look forward to spring, for the warmer air, the brighter sunshine, the longer days after a long winter. Washing windows, re-potting the houseplants, opening windows for the fresh air and starting a few house & yard projects are always on the spring 'to-do' list. This year it will be even more special because we'll be moving!
Richard and I are also looking forward to morning walks around the property before starting our work days, whether that means checking into Club-E for me, soil tests for R, or a weekend walk together. It's about a mile around, and should take no more than 20 minutes on a serious, uninterrupted jaunt. A great way to start the day, and to take inventory of which birds are calling, weather conditions, and a generally meditative start to our day.
New Years is traditionally the time when new goals are set, and lifestyle changes are instituted, but I like the idea of spring change, the time of re-birth and renewal. So, here's to the spring equinox!
Equinox is a tune from The Portland Collection, Volume Two.

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