Good bye holidays and welcome 2014!  I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year.  In fact, as we met and served breakfast to the guests at the DuPage P.A.D.S. program on new year’s morning, more than one individual echoed the very same sentiments.  They were hopeful, despite their temporary set backs, and were confident 2014 would be better.  How could I feel anything but humbled and hopeful at the same time.  I am confident you feel the same, despite the slight case of cabin fever you may be experiencing.

Snow #2Snow #3Finally, I am reminded of the winters of my youth.  Lots and lots of snow coupled with sub-zero temperatures have left me feeling somewhat sentimental.  Although, I definitely do not recall the term “polar vortex”, which I intend to use ad nauseam.  Won’t you join me?

As we settle back into our schedules and normal lives, I’ll try to shift the focus of the blog back into the great, big, fascinating world of landscaping and gardening.  There are some exciting things happening this year, and a ton of news to share, so sharpen your pencils and join me as we delve into the polar vortex of knowledge.  See what I did there?

Anyhow, stay warm, and welcome back!

“What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.”

– John Burroughs 

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney