I can’t say I dislike winter….when it snows everything looks so pretty but then this winter has been pretty nice so far. Temperatures are in the 50s today and the SUN is shinning. Unusual for January in Ohio. The pond is frozen but only a thin layer and the fish aren’t moving much although I can catch a glimpse of them sometimes.
I spend alot of my spare time during the off season knitting which I enjoy. Right now I’m knitting each of my grandchildren ear warmers and mitts called Tabata. They are designed by Anne Hanson of the Knitspot. If you are a knitter you may want to check out her site. She has some awesome patterns and an enjoyable blog. The yarn I purchased is Fourth of July from Briar Rose. If your looking to purchase some really nice yarn or fiber this is one shop you need to check out.
So while I continue to knit away the hours I keep thinking about spring…..changes to the pond…..new plants to offer…..what plants are thriving in the greenhouse. When the planting season ends things begin happening in the greenhouse. With seedlings and dividing of plants there is alot of do to get ready for the following season. Put on the gloves, play in the dirt, then watch the plants begin to grow.
It won’t be long and most of us will begin the task of spring cleaning our ponds. While there is still alot of activity in the warmer climates those of us in the north continue to wait. Being a mild winter thus far only makes us more anxious for spring.