The Spring thaw is always an art-making event, but this year, due to the gradual melt-off, the torrent was somewhat reduced. Nonetheless, it remains fast and loud enough to warrant great safety in remaining near the edge, as there is still ice and the frozen rocks are very slick. Crampons are a must or you will not be able to manage the descent to the bottom of the gorge. Being able to make exposures during early April reminds me that our Northwoods Spring is really on the doorstep and that I will be in the gardens (and studio with native wildflowers) soon. A mood elevator beyond any SSRI or SNRI that I am familiar with. Plans for one more perennial bed in the front of the house, in addition to a number of new pines. The backyard will see up to three more perennial beds and some additional trees and shrubs. I am hoping the three blueberry bushes begin to produce in earnest this year. I am expecting them to eventually grow to 6 feet and bush out substantially, making for a freezer filling harvest. Gardening can be a right-brained creative activity like photography or painting, when care and planning are involved in design, species and color selection, as well as plant placement. It is always a work in progress at Rauhallinen Farm.