Sunday, March 10, 2024

spring forward anyway

We woke up to snow on the ground, but it's Spring in my heart anyway.

Big A wimped out because it was cold and windy, but I took a long walk in the snow anyway.

It's too early to start the garden like I want to, but I started an array of herbs in planters indoors anyway.

Pic: Basil, thyme, rosemary, and mint growing in the solarium upstairs (the blue and red pots). Our quirky old house has lots of inconveniences, but its passive solar design means there's lots of light. I might as well use it for something good.


Nicole said...

You're practicing Friluftsliv!
It's so interesting, one of the things I missed most last year about my garden was my herb garden. So of course I have lots of plans for that this year. You should see the SIZE of my garden, Maya! Well, you will. Believe me, you will! I'll be spamming everyone with 1000000 photos of it.

Gillian said...


NGS said...

So many windows! So much light! It's a beautiful space.

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Oh, wow, I am so envious of your beautiful hanging herbs! What a great use of the space and light.

"Spring in my heart" -- that's great! I suppose it is still winter in my heart, but my brain at least is ready for spring.

maya said...

Nicole! I AM SO EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GARDEN! I'm here for all the spamming you have time for. I saw the cedar boxes R is making for you and was so thrilled.

Thanks, Gillian.

Engie--It's my most favorite space (in the whole world, probably).

LOADW--I'm sorry it is Winter in your heart--I hope it thaws soon!

Sarah said...

UGH I wish we had snow!!

StephLove said...

What a beautiful space. I've never been able to get basil to survive indoors, even in the sunniest room of the house.

maya said...


Steph--Mine's not doing well at all either. I hope they'll acclimatize. I might try Thai basil, which is smaller and hardier, if they don't.

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