Mondays are for dreaming: Spring at Winterthur

Spring in the Winterthur Garden

I’ll admit that this Monday morning I’m singularly uninspired. I just returned from a week in Vermont where I was helping out my father after surgery. Teddy and Matt both have the stomach flu. And I’m supposed to bring soup for the teacher’s lunch at preschool (thankfully I’ve got it all made).

This is one of those moments when my imagination escapes me and although I’d love for my situation to be different, it’s hard for me to think about being anywhere else. But the weather is improving, the yard is visible after weeks of snow, and there are crocuses poking their heads above the ground in my front flower bed. All this has me dreaming of spring in the Brandywine Valley. I’ve got lots of plans for some lovely outings in northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania the upcoming months, including one to Winterthur where the photo above was taken.

I hope your Monday is a little less full of illness than mine! Please feel free to share a link to your own inspiration below, making sure you link directly to your post, not your site’s homepage and that you link back to this post. Questions? See About Monday Dreaming.

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  1. says

    So sorry that the boys and men in your life have been unwell. Hang in there, Mara. It’s 8:30 p.m. here in BKK and I felt (spectacularly) uninspired today too. Last night I stayed up way too late grading papers and working on a writing project that I’m (totally) stoked about and, as a result, I was useless all day. (As in TOAST!) Just before I left work I had an idea for a poem about a picture taken 40 years ago… and I quickly typed it into my gmail and e-mailed it to myself. You just never know when things are going to turn around.
    P.S. If you can manage the phrase “singularly uninspired” you are going to be just fine!
    .-= Monna´s last blog ..Dreaming of Little Red Riding Hood =-.

  2. says

    Even when you’re uninspired, you are inspiring. I wasn’t feeling in the writing mood yesterday, but I got cracking and managed to get up my Monday Dreaming post to link up to yours today.
    There is something comforting about knowing that spring is around the corner, hang in there.

  3. says

    Hang in there Mara! Was having a hard time making my dreams come to print as well. Luckily all are healthy here. Hope you too stay well. Save a little of that soup for later. 😉
    .-= Lora´s last blog ..Tubing in Tahoe =-.

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