I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden. ~John Erskine
Whether you grow flowers and herbs (and maybe a tomato plant or two) in pots on the front porch, or in a few rows of well-tended beds in the courtyard, there’s something magical about harvesting food or flowers you’ve grown in your own garden.
“We look at these relationships as a partnership that is ongoing and long term, and we are blessed to have Windsong as a part of our Habitat family.”
Ever since Windsong built its first community nearly 20 years ago, we have forged connections with our neighbors and communities, partnering with local governments, businesses, and charitable organizations. No partnership exemplifies that connection to community more than Windsong’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity of North Central Georgia.
As always, May is the month when the sun is shining, weather is warmer, and people are ready to emerge from the April showers and enjoy activities with friends, family, and as part of their communities.
First, let’s remember our Moms this weekend (Mother’s Day is May 8), while also appreciating home.
If you had any doubts about the arrival of Spring in Georgia, just step outside your door: the birds are all singing, some sweet, some raucous, a wonderful cacophony of trills, whistles, and caws.
Humans, too, are erupting in song, as sidewalks and stages and rooftop bars seem to sprout singers, guitar players, even full bands or orchestras, enticing us to shake off the last vestiges of hibernation as we clap, sway, and dance to the beat.
April showers bring the flowers in May and June and beyond, and for Active Adults who call one of our Windsong communities home, celebrating April’s Lawn & Garden Month is easy and fun!
First, the least-favorite part of Lawn & Garden Month is the lawnmower (and edger and weed-eater). Equipment takes up so much room in the garage, then there’s gas and oil and changing the spark plugs and getting the blades sharpened...
Throughout our lives, we’ve been encouraged to Think Big, especially when it comes to plans, aspirations, creative endeavors, and the like. But every year on March 29, we take a moment to Think Small, to support our local community.
How do we do that, you ask? Well, March 29 is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day, when we celebrate the entrepreneurs in our communities, who have had the big dreams to open their own small businesses.
Does it feel like every week holds cause for celebration this month? Last week, we may have lost an hour of sleep, but now – like magic – our hours of daylight stretch into the evening. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, with festivals all over, coinciding with the greening of the landscape. And this Sunday, we celebrate the first day of Spring – which happens to fall on the International Day of Happiness!
Names are important, so much so that we’re encouraged to recognize the strength and meanings of our names in “Celebrate Your Name Week,” the first full week of March.
The observance began in 1997, after onomatology* hobbyist Jerry Hill encouraged people worldwide to learn more about – and celebrate – their names. At the time, Hill conducted research about others who shared his name, and was intrigued by what he learned about his name doppelgangers.
February may start out with a focus on groundhogs, but it is officially a month “for the birds.”
Since 1994, February has been designated “National Bird-Feeding Month,” after bird enthusiast John Porter read a resolution into the Congressional Record. With changing habitats, natural food sources run a little low in February, so filling the feeders gives a nutritional boost to birds who over-winter in Georgia, as well as those who tend to migrate early.