Here it is â€“ a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.
Day 19: Go to the park.
Putting on your rain boots and tromping through a park will seriously brighten your day! Thereâ€™s a quiet solitude in a park during the winter â€“ I donâ€™t know why I donâ€™t bundle up and enjoy that tranquility more often.
Iâ€™d never been to KubotaÂ Garden in South Seattle until last week and it was delightful. The trickling of water features soothed my soul and I walked over bridges and across stepping-stones like a spirited kid!
And the moss! That gorgeous, lime-colored moss that seems to cover everything like a blanket Â these days. The friend I was with said he wanted to lie down and hug it. Itâ€™s that inviting. Do yourself a favor and go to a park, rain or shine. Your soul will thank you.
Day 20: Plant peas (and sign up for my free newsletter!)
Day 21:Â Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23:Â Sign up for Seattle Seedlingâ€™s Spring Fling!
Day 24:Â Plant primroses.
Day 25:Â Get yourself a doughnut and make it â€œfor here.â€
Day 26:Â Frequent the Farmersâ€™ Market
Day 27:Â Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28:Â Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29:Â Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30:Â Create a springtime â€œadventâ€ calendar.