The weather has been warm and sunny. Nice and warm days for starting seeds, pulling weeds and mowing the lawn. The garden calls loudly during these pretend spring days of February. I have to always remind myself that we tend to get snows in March and that I shouldn't plant too much in the garden. But dreams of growing things and aesthetically pleasing outdoor designs still fill my head. Of course, my dreams for the garden never are completely fulfilled because it's hard work and the elements don't always work in my favor. But I love the dreaming all the same. That bud of hope that bursts in my heart is still beautiful even if it never does get to open all the way.