Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Every year around this time, like most people, my thoughts turn toward warmer weather and Spring. Now that we own our own house and a 1/2 acre of land I can finally start planning some really great veggie and flower gardens. My mother is a green thumb and some of that has rubbed off onto me. Our house's previous owners (from 1949 - 2007) planted tons of bulbs. The warm weather we had a week ago has made many of them start to flower already. I don't ever remember seeing flowers so early in the year so it was a nice surprise.
Our taste of warm weather was short lived however, with cold temps and snow and sleet last week. So, I did what I had to do to cheer up. I booked a week at the beach in August. Everyone needs a summer vacation in a sunny, happy place to look forward to, don't they? I found the perfect little apartment right on the beach. The balcony even faces the ocean! I can't wait to sit there in the morning and read the paper while a have my coffee. I also want to wake up a sunrise one of those days and take some pictures of the wild ponies on Assateague Island. Well, I'm getting a little ahead of myself. This post was supposed to be about Spring!
In hopes of an early spring I've painted a lovely little Dutch rabbit sign today. She is sitting in a patch of tulips and crocus. Next week is the Ebay strike. Since my Ebay earnings feed my family I cannot participate as much as I'd like. I will still be listing a few things. however, I hope to add some new things to Etsy, complete 2 custom orders and add a piece or two to a new auction site that should be up and running tomorrow. This site was created by fellow Ebay artists that are upset with the new policy changes and fee increases. I hope it will be a success for all of us. I will post the link when I know the site is up and ready for business!
Thank you for reading!