Mild Pacific NW weather has brought us out of the house more than usual this winter. Morning walks have been filled with colorful skies, meditative thought and pure doggie bliss. Already, the daffodil greens break ground. The herbs lay brown and silent in their winter sleep. Garden plans in the forefront of my brain, market plans sit expectantly behind. February brings dedication to a year of learning. I've been teaching what I've learned for so long that stagnation had set in and so this year I will once again focus on being a student. Four teachers have spiraled into my path and so it begins.