The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

I’m in Love

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I’m in love with sunshine, bird song, Spring, my husband, my little cabana (Cedar Kottage), paints, shells, sand, soil, plants, flowers, the air, Cedar Key and more … so much more!

I can’t believe it is mid-February already, and remember not so long ago when I felt encapsulated in time in a dark, dusty house (that seems so expansively large to me now), pinging from window to window like some lost particle in space pondering how anything could endure such a dreadful, void season. I never dreamed (or even wanted just a little bit) of a Florida migration. I never dreamed I would love Florida. But who wouldn’t love the meaning of the word, “flowery Easter?” Things change.

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Author of the Violet Fern blog, artist, and master gardener.

2 thoughts on “I’m in Love

  1. I know what you mean for we are having such an early spring! I was out biking the river with a friend when it was 70 degrees last week-go figure!!! I know it is not a good sign when we skip a season, but I also realize it was short lived. We dipped down in the teens after that stretch of warm weather. BUT…the weather is not as cold as it once was or I am just getting use to 40 degree weather feeling warm-LOL.
    I do envy the beautiful place you escape to…..just lovely photos and what a great little house:-) dashing from window to window, I do know what you mean!

    • Yes, Robbie, I fear for my garden at home where it’s 20° one day and 50° the next! Those temperature swings are really hard on plants. But that erratic and terrifying weather is why I am here! So I can concentrate on life and not death. It makes me a much happier and healthier person. If I had to choose I would live here and learn to deal with the heat/bugs rather than ever face winter again. I love the birds here now — huge flocks of Robins, Grackles, Starlings; Yellow-rumped Warblers everywhere, so many Cardinals and such rock stars they are — their calls incredible! (Or maybe it’s the quiet calm of this place that allows me to hear better.) I know I am very blessed to be able to migrate back and forth and don’t think I ever forget it — eternally grateful!

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