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DeAnna Cobb shared these beautiful photos and an equally beautiful meditation on this time of year:
“Another winter is all too slowly coming to a close. February has long been my least favorite month as it is usually a rainy dreary stretch of chilly gray days, even in the deep coastal South. A huge case of Spring fever is upon me, so bad that I wandered the garden section of the local big box store in the rain this past weekend, umbrella in hand, just to see some flowers. My brain is spinning with plans for the season. What plants should I add for the hummingbirds, butterflies, and the bees that can take our hot and humid summers? How soon should I start tomatoes? Mustn’t forget to plant moonflower seeds this year as I surely missed those huge and haunting blooms that seem to glow in the dark last summer. I sternly resist the urge to buy plants by the carload. The roses in full bloom are horribly tempting but likely an exercise in frustration this time of year. Plus, I would need to research to see if they would do well in this area and where would I put them? We will have a frost or two yet I’m sure. I only bought one potted red geranium for the front steps figuring if a frost threatens I can move it indoors temporarily.”
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