Jax and I have been spending every single waking moment outside lately. Well. Maybe not every moment, but you get the idea. We’re storing up the sunshine and fresh air.
Because in a few short months (or maybe even weeks), it will be winter here in Minnesota. And winter in Minnesota sucks. There’s no nicer way to say that. One year, it snowed 2 feet on Halloween…really.
I’m in a bit of a funk about it. I’m procrastinating. I haven’t updated the list of lockdown activities. Jax doesn’t have a winter coat yet, or a pair of boots. I haven’t checked my car tires to see if they will make it through another winter.
I haven’t cleaned up my garden. If I can go pick a green bean or a tomato, that means it’s still summer! Today, I picked 4 green beans and the plants are definitely at the end of their season. It’s time.
But I don’t want it to be winter yet! If i just hold off for as long as I can with all of these chores and spend as much time outside then I don’t have to think about what’s coming… right?
Oh well. No use making it worse than it needs to be. I guess we will enjoy it while we can! We’re going to play outside!
2 thoughts on “Storing Up A Sunny Day”
GREAT POST! I spent from April 207 through May 2008 in St. Paul with my brother. I thought winter sucked there, too. The first cold snap drove the temps down 60 degrees over night! Friends of mine told me one year they were at a halloween party and had to spend the night because it snowed so much. Probably the same one you are referring to. I did have AWESOME flower beds there, though.
Yes – winter is brutal! But the summers are fantastic (and so are spring and fall!). It’s a fun place to garden, although it took me some time to get used to the short growing season! Thanks for the comment and have a great day!