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Celebrating "Halfway to Spring" - Also Known as Mid-Winter!
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 01:44
Almost open in time for Imbolc! Paphiopedilum Orchid!
I am celebrating "Halfway to Spring" or Imbolc or Candlemas by taking a walk in my garden and peering into every container looking for signs of spring returning.
Crocus are just pushing through the soil.
Hellebores are already forming tiny blossom buds almost before they are 2" high.
Jacob's Ladder - only 1 1/2 inch tall and already perfect in every way!
Tulips showing with a promise of brilliant red blooms 6 weeks away
Marsh Marigolds have awakened in my little pond and are beginning to lift tiny leaves above the water's surface.
And now, at dusk, I am floating a few candles in my little pond and sitting quietly, sipping my tea and giving thanks for longer days and joys to come with the returning spring.