Just a few days ago I was inspired to buy this sweet little bell jar for the cottage garden.
The snow had all melted away, and some of the early Spring bulbs were popping their heads up out of the dirt to say "hello".
The sun was shining, and the temps were warming up nicely.........
and then came the rain, sleet and snow.
Last night it all returned.....AGAIN!!!
The ground is covered with the heavy white stuff.
As I sit here and type, I can see it on the garage roof just outside the window.
The next few days have more of the same in the forecast.
Rain, wind, and snow.
These are the times when I struggle.
Living in Northern Lower Michigan where we are three weeks behind the lower portion of the state in the growing season.
Just three hours south of here, where my girls and their families live....they have flowers coming up in their gardens, grass showing, and large buds on the trees.
It's frustrating, at times.
This is not a place for a gardener to live.
The seasons are too short for growing, and digging in the moist, warm earth.
It's a trade off. Living on the states largest in-land lake farther north.
My husband loves it here with nature at it's best.
I question our decision all those years ago to move this far north.
Joined Instagram, and loving it.