A cheery March good morning to you, my friends. Ironically, towards the end of February, Kansas had just gotten the first real snowfall. I traipsed around my front porch and backyard barefoot to document this rare event. Being from Wisconsin, & a lover of winter, I have had a slightly somber winter here in this milder Midwestern land. It has been a winter where I often found myself longing for landscapes covered in blankets of white, for frigid, gusty winds dancing across my face & for crackling warm fires that warm hearts. Instead my husband & I got mild temperatures, rain & a brown world that surrounded us. So, I hung up strings of handmade snowflakes, baked lots of soups from scratch & brought every bit of a Wisconsin winter that was physically possible into our Kansas bungalow. It was a charming winter. A perk I recently discovered however is that it is already spring here, even possibly almost summer. The magnolia trees are blossoming already, a chorus of birds sing me awake each morning & this entire week is going to be blessed with temperatures in the 70's. With suffering comes joy!
On another note, I stumbled across this hilarious guy on Gardenfork, a website & television (YouTube)/radio broadcast that covers everything from making fresh breads, cheeses & eggnog to making your garden grow better. Eric is a quirky, entertaining guy who will be sure to make your mouth drop at least once during the home videos broadcast on YouTube, complete with the perfect combination of Labradors, humor & strangeness. Here is a video to hook you! I hope this day finds you very well. Be in awe of something today.