In the Bleakness of Late January,long after the birds have vacated their summer homes, we stare out the window and long for a wee bit of color to brighten the granite grays and sienna browns of the winter landscape. Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised by a glint of red when a cardinal flits past our window ..... But we miss the colors of summer. And then, all at once...... The catalogues arrive.
DREAMING of sweet peas and petunias and pumpkins...Huge baskets of carrots, beans and squashes, and colorful Butterflies filling the sky, The Fuzzyfoot gardeners begin to plan their Spring Gardens.
But I am planning WAY ahead. I am planning for NEXT winter. I too, have a catalogue.... And it is filled....
With Beautiful honey golden HENS,
And Rusty RED Roosters,
A little bit of humor, you know, to cheer up the winter blahs,
And maybe something a wee bit bazaar, just for fun!
I am placing my order.
Next winter, after the flower beds have dwindled, I will enjoy the lovely colors of my poultry garden.
Of course, the Fuzzyfoots and myself will be planting oodles and oodles of flowers and veges too, just as we always do.
One of our current winter flowers. Isn't he gorgeous?