|Paperwhites, week 4. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
In these dark days of winter, as mild as this winter has been, I long for the green stems and colorful blooms of spring. While the outdoors sorts out whether its truly winter or spring...
|Daffodil blooming in January. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
I'll watch my paperwhites reach to the sun by my kitchen window. Here's what they looked like just 4 weeks ago, when I made paperwhite and daffodil pots for teacher gifts:
|Paperwhite bulbs in gravel. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
As I wait for spring, I remember what it was like last January, when our corner of Georgia was covered up in snow and ice. These are the views from my front porch in January 2011:
|Sunset in the snow. Georgia. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Icicles on my front porch. January 2011. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Text and images copyright 2012, Lucy Mercer.