I think I'm ready for Spring. I want to smell flowering trees and hear bees buzzing. I want to sit on ground that's still slightly chill, while the sun warms my skin, like I did in this New Hampshire apple orchard last May.
I'm over root vegetables. I really am. I want to be excited each time the Greenmarket has another beautiful early vegetable. I want to eat a stalk of asparagus pulled right out of the ground. I want to make a salad of tender baby lettuces. A risotto with tiny little peas.
Apple Orchard Study, by Sophie Bearman
I want to be looking forward to the first tomatoes, and when they finally arrive I want to weigh one, warm in my hand, and then take an impulsive juicy bite.
I also want to thank my daughter for giving me a little bit of Spring with this watercolor of that New Hampshire apple orchard.
Yes, I'm ready.