... and I'm not talking about leap day.Today was absolutely gorgeous!
It wasn't the kind of day you would expect to find in February around here. It was unique. This kind of day doesn't happen very often.Normally this time of year Mother Nature shows us grey skies and freezing mud spotted with splashes of white where snow has drifted into piles that don't want to melt. Normally I'm sloshing around in freezing slop and I'm in a constant battle to keep that muddy slop from invading my house. Normally I'm washing pants, coats, mittens, scarves, and even hats, all splattered with that same darn cold muddy slop.
But this year is different. This year has been mild. The sun came out today and I took my coat off to feel the warm breeze it brought. It actually smelled like spring today.And even more impressive, I cleaned the garden well enough last fall... today it looked almost tidy in its emptiness! It was really lovely today, this last day of February.
Even the hens seemed to know that today was special.