It took a mere seven days to shed that foot of snow and get back to our regularly scheduled program.Snow in April is really a joke. There is no way it can win, though it can cause damage.And it has been instrumental in teaching this gardener patience and perseverance. If I knew the Latin for “Just wait till next year!” it would probably become my motto. Carol at May Dreams Gardens says that the budding of the peonies is her signal to hurry up and get those spring chores done.My peonies are barely out of the ground, and already I’m starting to hyperventilate. Too much of May is already committed to other obligations, and inclement weather will take some of the rest. (It is a gardening corollary to Murphy’s law, that there will be great gardening weather when you can’t be gardening.)
The garden may have taught me a bit of patience, but it hasn’t helped me learn much about contentment. There is always more to be done; I never manage to cross out all the items on my must-do list. I still haven’t figured out if it is a cry of defiance or anticipation: Just wait till next year!