Spring Daydreams in a Snowstorm

Working on a newsletter piece for a spring issue, I decided to do something with terra cotta pots. Now, this sounded like a lovely craft project while I dream of spring as the snow piles up out here and the temperatures have been dipping below zero.

But …IMG_9741

getting to the garden shed to gather some pots was…


a bit of an adventure in the middle of a snowstorm!


But in the name of a good craft project, I persevered.


Now that we’ve finished laughing at my coordination and bright idea, we’re warming up with a cup of tea. Cheers to spring daydreams and refreshing winter storms!

  1. melissa eloe says:

    That made me smile!!! We are near Spokane, and I hear you about the snow. I can’t wait to see your project that made braving the snow worth it!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    That’s like me trying to dig the rest of the carrots from our garden yesterday. We got about 2 feet of snow last week and while some of it has melted it was still no small task to get to the carrots. I had covered them with plastic and a metal frame to keep them from freezing and keep the deer out of them. BUT, finding any of that was interesting. We had gotten TONS of rain in January before the snow, so the ground was super saturating and still not frozen under the insulating cover of snow. I found the carrots, dug them up and there was SOOOOOOO MUCH MUD!!!! Then, I had to take and hose them down . . . outside, in the snow! What a mess and I was wet and muddy! They are all now clean, scrubbed and put away . . hubby also made a delicious pot of carrot soup for supper last night too!

  3. Paula Stone says:

    I can so relate. This is me shoveling to get to the greenhouse to get seed trays so I can start seeds in the house and dream of spring.

  4. Karlyne says:

    I know your snow isn’t terrrrribly deep, but snow shoes are great for tromping around in – if you don’t have a pair, you need one! (I seem to remember pix of antique ones in the mag?). We’ve had such a pile-up around the house that they’ve been invaluable this year.

  5. Krista says:

    Your winter snow pileup is looking like ours here in Utah! Even though I am dreaming of spring and getting outside more, I am grateful for all our snow. We definitely need the water. Have fun with your spring craft project. Can’t wait to see it!

  6. Nielsen,Winifred T. says:

    Gosh, you have quite a lot of deep snow everywhere! Guess that will melt and make for a moist ground for all of those garden plans that will be coming in another 2 months.

  7. Bettyanne says:

    Loved seeing the snow. I live in Alabama now and do not really get any. Lived in Rhode Island and loved the snow and going snowshoeing in New Hampshire.

  8. Diana Shelton says:

    lol, Great Job! Your craft ideas are always wonderful so, I am sure it was worth the trouble. I am always excited and impatiently waiting for the next mag. Keep warm, enjoy the tea and have fun in the new craft project.

  9. Debbie says:

    Hi Meg!
    I love your boots! Look forward to seeing your craft project. We finally invested in a snowblower this year and wouldn’t you know it’s only snowed twice so far. February usually brings more our way. Keep thinking spring!

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