February. The time of year that we are closer to spring than winter. The time of year when we are pouring over seed catalogs and making our lists and checking them twice. The time of year our thoughts turn to love.
February is one of my favorite months. Maybe because it has the courage to be shorter than the other months, proving that it doesn't need no stinking 30 days to be complete. Oh no. Not February. It is complete with 28 days, with an occassional 29 thrown in from time-to-time.
Its flower is a violet, my most favorite flower on the planet. It qualities include faithfulness and modesty. The colours associated with it are purple and violet. Again, my favorite colours as they represent not only royalty (I am a woman -- hence, queen of my domain) and spirituality.
This is the time of promise and possibilities. The weeds are not in the garden yet; every row is straight, well-tended, and fruitful. The sun is always shining and every day is perfect.