It's February. In Georgia, February means it could sunny and in the low 40s, rainy and in the mid 50s to 60s, or it could be near 75F outside. We could even get a snowstorm in March. Regardless, the daffodils are beginning to push through the dirt to make an appearance which means Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start planning for my summer vegetable garden. One problem - My Inner Cave Woman is still in slumber mode and I'm not sure I'm ready.
Don't get me wrong - I am certainly looking forward to warmer weather, but it's a double-edged sword.
Longer days and warmer weather bring gorgeous flowers and yards, but that's also when we Southerners get yellow snow a.k.a. pollen. Everything turns yellow - your car, your house, your shoes as you walk through the grass - it really doesn't matter, everything will be yellow. The pollen is so thick some days that you can see the yellow haze as you look at the skyline. There are so many things blooming at once, it's a wonder anyone can even breathe.
It also typically means an uptick in activity - there is suddenly much to be done. The grass needs cutting. The garden needs tilling. The plants need tending. And if you haven't already, there are seeds to be started. Then the garden gets planted, followed by weeding and feeding. Then, if you're doing it right, you have the harvesting, storing and preserving. It's a lot, especially when you're working full time. I know once I'm in the thick of it all, I'll be loving it (most of it - not the weeding). Right now, though, I want to enjoy my winter slumber.
How about you? Do you have Spring Fever? Are you ready for pollen season? Are you ready to wake from your winter slumber?
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