Yesterday it was 79 degrees and the most perfect spring day! Not only was it warm, but everything glistened from the early morning rain. Today, it’s 34 degrees, windy, and I’m getting ready for the Blackberry Freeze. What’s a Blackberry Freeze you might ask? It has nothing to do with a phone. It’s simply a cute word for a spring freeze. This is our weather in Franklin, Tennessee …oh and I did I mention that it’s April 15?
In all honesty, I wasn’t prepared for the kind of weather we’ve experienced in our move. It’s kind of crazy, really. All four seasons in one day is new to me.
I’m not sure that I’ll be able to save all my luscious spring plants that have made their glorious appearance this past week, but I’m sure going to try. For so long the garden was dead…just a bunch of sticks in the frozen ground and all of a sudden, it’s coming into full bloom!
Thankfully, we laid the mulch on Sunday and after a trip to the thrift store to buy old sheets, we’re going to cover the garden! My California friends are surely laughing at me, because the things I’m now doing are very different than what I’m accustomed to.
I feel like “The Little Engine that Could.” “I think I can” is my new mantra. I’m finding out that I can and it feels good.
Here’s the biggest revelation for me…I can’t control much of anything. There…I said it! The girl who likes to be in control is learning to live life on life’s terms…do the best I can…go with the flow and show up every day with adventure in my heart and wonder in my eyes.
Here’s what the garden looked like this morning…
Yesterday the ferns looked dead…and today…they begin to unfurl.
And the dogwood…ahhh the dogwood. It’s the most glorious site…
Tonight there will be a freeze, but I’m looking forward to my blackberries bearing their fruit.
And I’m going to pray that all our mulching and covering pay off and that this little angel watches over everything and keeps it safe from the elements.
Sigh…Spring in Franklin, Tennessee.
What’s spring like where you live? Share your thoughts with me.
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