Midwinter Merriment: Go Out and Play!

Here it is – 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.

18_KGardens_lichenPutting on your rain boots and tromping through a park will seriously brighten your day! There’s a quiet solitude in a park during the winter – I don’t know why I don’t bundle up and enjoy that tranquility more often.

18_KGardens_feetI’d never been to Kubota 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!

18_KGardens_MossAnd the moss! That gorgeous, lime-colored moss that seems to cover everything like a blanket  these days. The friend I was with said he wanted to lie down and hug it. It’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: Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23: Sign up for Seattle Seedling’s Spring Fling!
Day 24: Plant primroses.
Day 25: Get yourself a doughnut and make it “for here.”
Day 26: Frequent the Farmers’ Market
Day 27: Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28: Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29: Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30: Create a springtime “advent” calendar.