Yesterday afternoon the air smelled so sweet. It was the smell of the Earth awakening, dark, dusky and fresh all at the same time. I opened all the doors and windows and beckoned in the aroma to replace winter's stale scent. I'll admit, I had fantasies. Fantasies of spring. Fantasies of planting a garden. Fantasies the winter was over.
Now, just 24 hours later, it is cold, raining and hailing, with snow forecast overnight. C'mon, Mother Nature, don't tease this excitable gardener. It's just not nice!