Nothing fills the heart with joy like blooming flowers. At times when they are out of season, make a trip to a garden shop. Bring your garden wish book along and jot down what you are seeing, list and sketch your favorite flowers even if your skill with plants is zero. It doesn't cost a penny to dream and on paper you can have it all. Be greedy and pick the most delicate and persnickity of blossoms, the ones that wither when you say their names. Keep your book handy because in it,
YOU are in charge. On the page, the flowers will live forever.