A Mid-Winter Pick Me Up

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heart topiaryOh the weather outside is frightful – and we’re well past December.  Sometimes the sun will shine tricking us and some anxious flower bulbs into thinking that winter is behind us.  But the biting wind and pelting rain prompts us to take another look at the calendar and remember where we are.

Today I took a brisk walk in our little town and decided to pop into a favorite nursery.  The last time I was in there was right after Christmas and the place was packed with many varieties of poinsettias and a dizzying array of holiday delights.  In contrast today was peacefully sparse.  A freshness pervaded the air and lovely displays of houseplants, orchids, brightly colored spring flowers and pots anticipating the coming of spring was a wonderful break from the monotonous gray of northwest winter months.

If you’re feeling a bit of cabin fever, perhaps a visit to your local nursery could be just the thing to add a bit of cheer to a dreary day.

What activity lifts your spirits in the middle of winter?



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