From Bud to Bloom

Easter Sunday in Illinois is cool and overcast.  But the buds on the apple trees look ripe to burst.   With the unpredictable attitude of midwest weather, we could see blooms and warmer temps within the week…or not! 

My husband and I are impatient for spring, as it has been trying to make up its mind for weeks.    We’ve been teased with warm days here and there–just enough to leave us wanting more.  Then, the thermometer drops again and shorts and T-shirts are put on hold.

How quickly we forget that the trees are certain to fill with foliage and the grass will soon need to be cut.   It is the waiting we need to put into perspective.  Eventually, we’ll get tired of cutting the grass and I’ll wish I appreciated the expectation of spring.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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