Not wanting to take a full hiatus for the holidays, I will be composing haikus everyday until things get a little CALMer.
My recent travelings have brought me to snowier regions and the barren land of my sister's home (she's not a gardener either) and I have a serious bent to want to "help" her become one. Her husband and I scheme to try easy things like beans and cucumbers to entice her and if they want to be a little more attentive, maybe some 'maters.
Sometimes I wonder if I lived in a truly northern, snow-nasty locale (it's only pretty for me for the first 10 minutes in the cold) if I would enjoy the nature imposed garden vacation and be better at planning for the spring garden rather than trying to garden all winter just to make it "challenging." I think I'd probably just be miserable and whine and attempt to grow things indoors or work on getting that greenhouse in a hurry!
Anyways, haiku time, baby:
Still drunk on summer,
tea steeped from August's bounty.
Winter's not so bad.