Every time I peek out our dining room windows and spot those brave little lettuce leaves swaying in their worn pot, I get a little thrill. I get why people garden now! I really can't wait for that first salad. We went to a fancy garden center to wander around (it is still too cold to plant flowers), and we ended up buying a new little fern and some tiny fairy tools. We washed the dust off of our little bell jar and are enjoying it on our table again. I love ferns and this seems to be the only way that I can get them to love me and live. It is so chilly and rainy that I kind of want to go buy a trunk's worth of wood so that we can feel cozy again. That would be a nice way to spend the last evening of April, don't you think?