Peas on my ice-covered garden, February 22, 2008
February 22. George Washington's birthday. The day I intended to crack the winter seal on the vegetable garden and usher in spring with a planting of peas
. The songbirds had been coaxing me along for weeks with their spring melodies, the Canada geese spelled out vernal
in gigantic V-formation, and I had every indication that it was time. But alas, Nature is teetering precariously between seasons. Today, with an ice storm, it is clearly still Winter.
So, when I speak of cracking the seal on the garden, I don't just mean that figuratively. I'd actually have to get out there and start chipping away at ice. Worse, under drizzling cold rain.
Pea planting is on hold for now. Until soon. Hopefully, very soon.