We are on the downhill now as winter slowly drags itself away. At least that’s what I’m feeling after seeing ground for the first time in weeks. I’ve been in a hibernation mode and I just needed a little bit of sunshine and spring-like temps to get me into a better frame of mind.
The melting began and I feel much better. It was a little touch-and-go there for me a few days ago when a nasty cold and cabin fever attacked me at the same time. I knew that I needed to brave the weather, get air and grab some photos of the arctic tundra that the garden had become. I had good intentions, but I was deterred by the thigh-high drifted snow filling the paths cut by the snow blower a few days prior. I was too weak to navigate through it so I gave up and headed back towards the house. But before I left I made myself be mindful of the cold, crisp air that froze in my nose as it tried to pass through my swollen sinuses. It actually felt good and it only took that one little thing to put me in a little better place. I raised my vibration to a higher level by breathing in and appreciating the air, that inspired me to try for a few photos anyway.
Our first annual Winter yogi-fest will take place here on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 12-3pm. We are expecting a great turn out for an afternoon of yoga, meditation, nutrition, chair massages, henna tattoos and even S’mores by the fire pit (which is still covered in snow). It will give visitors a chance to come together for the purpose of connecting to their higher-self through the positive energy of the gardens and each other. I am hopeful that the good energy they bring with them will raise the vibrations here enough to melt whatever ice and snow remains.
For more of my winter garden photos check out my article on Pennsylvania Gardener Magazine’s eNewsletter Nature’s Sparkling Gems.