I never would have thought I'd look forward to rain so much. But if that's what it will take to rid us of this snow...bring it on.
It used to be that I would receive and save a number of gardening catalogs. You know the ones. They have beautiful images of lilacs, daylilies, and heirloom roses. They have pages filled with photos of perfectly beautiful gardens, and things like ladybugs in a can, and organic weed control. They sell the dream of longer, warmer, sunlit days to come.
Nowadays, I don't receive many of those catalogs. It's all online I suppose, but it's not the same. I can't save up a stack to be read by the fire, rooms away from my computer. Fortunately for me, I have photo's taken over the many years of garden experiments- some successful, some not. Those I find make good subjects for a quick painting or sketch, as did this dogwood blossom I painted yesterday.
It's not exactly cosy and warm in my studio, as it was by the fire, but it's a good place to be as I wait out the last days of winter.