Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Longer Days...Can Spring Be Far Behind?

"The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer.  Minute by minute they lengthen out.  It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change.  It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a
twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour."     Vita Sackville-West
   Vita Sackville-West who helped create the wonderful English garden at Sissinghurst is correct.  Just this week, I noticed the outside lights I have on a timer are turning on before it is completely dark.  I'll make an adjustment to the timer and smile at the prospect of spring.                                                                                                                                                 


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