Island Life: Spring Is Coming

It isn’t literally true that now that spring is making its presence known, my husband has left me for the garden–it just seems that way sometimes.

Actually, I jest: I thoroughly approve of his efforts out there. If I wasn’t RECOVERING FROM SURGERY, I’d be right out there with him, digging and clearing and pruning and planting…as it is, I have to watch from a genteel distance, observing him out the window, strolling through the yard taking photos.

It’s so cheering, so encouraging, when the sun returns to our northern climate…I won’t say the warmth, that’s still a ways off, though it is slightly less frigid than it has been. When I go outside now, I don’t need to put on the extra sweater and the wool scarf and the thick mittens and the wool hat with ear flaps and the big jacket and the heavy boots…just a medium jacket will do, and the outdoors-sandals (with socks of course).

(Good thing, too; I cannot bend over to put on the heavy boots; I am, as I mentioned, recovering from surgery.)

Read the rest of this post and see lots more photos at my blog!



About Shannon Page

Shannon Page is a Pacific Northwest author and editor. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static,, and many anthologies, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning Grants Pass, and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Books include The Queen and The Tower and A Sword in The Sun, the first two books in The Nightcraft Quartet; novel Eel River; story collection Eastlick and Other Stories; personal essay collection I Was a Trophy Wife; Orcas Intrigue, Orcas Intruder, and Orcas Investigation, the first three books in the cozy mystery series The Chameleon Chronicles, in collaboration with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. Forthcoming books include Nightcraft books three and four; a sequel to Our Lady; and more Orcas mysteries. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches and the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication. She practices yoga, gardens, and has no tattoos.


Island Life: Spring Is Coming — 1 Comment

  1. Thanks, Shannon! Lovely photos of your garden, and that lake! We’re in the same weather/season zone, and sharing many of these same feelings. Happy Spring equinox to all!