Happy First Day of Spring! (Insert groan here!) It’s snowing, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not the way I wanted to celebrate the official start of the growing season. Potatoes were supposed to be planted on St Patrick’s Day, but that didn’t happen. Still waiting for the first daffodil so the peas can go in the ground. Think that will be delayed as well. Our traditional “Welcome Spring” breakfast was an indoor event rather than on the upper deck. It is a pretty view out the front door, but all the color from the crocuses and tiny iris bulbs is blanketed in white. So, with Spring delayed and gardening postponed yet again, I’m spending my time making items for my booth at the upcoming Kentuckiana Herb Symposium this Saturday. Just finished six “herbal” umbrellas. It’s a fun task that I can do while I watch basketball. There are four of my favorite herbs on each umbrella. (Chives, lavender, rosemary, pineapple sage) I can’t count the number of umbrellas I’ve painted for my shop and shows over the years, but it’s a bunch. If there are any left after the show, I’ll put them for sale on my website. It’s still snowing….what can I paint next?