I am so ready for Spring! I start to run out of patience at this time of year, due mainly to those few gorgeous days that get thrown in among the cold, rainy ones! After I get a few nice days in a row, I start to get fooled into warm weather thinking. I love to garden and spend many hours outside during the non-winter months. One of the main reasons I like gardening and being in the yard, is the never ending supply of painting subjects and motivation! First, I have plenty of clean up to do out there due to basically ignoring the flower beds and vegetable garden for months. After the pruning and cleaning and adding a new layer of mulch- its off to the nursery. I love to go to the nursery and happen to have one that I love very nearby. I do not need any more plants, but that never stops me from filling up my jeep with as much as it will hold. Even though I recently got a fun (but small) convertible- my gardening habit insures my jeep a spot in the driveway for as long as it runs. There are always spots for new plants, and they are all possible future watercolors!