There is something about the first day you realize that 5 pm has passed and it is still light out. That day where you decide at 4 pm that you'll go outside and rake and weed for a bit before you start making dinner.
Then there comes a time when you can barely stand being inside to make dinner let alone eat it. It is that time when all you do is look around the garden and see a hundred things that need to be taken care of NOW.
Today was one of those days. The bulbs are going crazy in the lawn, perennials all need be cut back and every leaf needs to be carefully removed from the beds. It is a slow process bringing the garden back to life in the Spring.
There are a lot of big projects that need tending to in the garden, just like with life, but I'm taking it slowly and savoring the stolen moments with my secateurs, the trowel and the millions of dog tooth violets emerging from the ground.