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Dreamtime, Issue #006 -- Our Winter of Improvements, getting ready for Spring
March 15, 2013
Welcome to Dreamtime for Spring 2013!
"A watched winter never leaves".
I look out my window to see the fresh snow that fell, and wonder if spring will ever come. Sometimes I envy people in tropical locations for their weather, but I also love the four seasons. Like anything in life, it's all about the right balance.
The problem here is we only have two seasons. Winter and summer. Occasionally we experience "almost winter" that some people call fall. We really don't have a spring. It goes from winter straight to summer. I'm sure there are a few readers familiar with this type of climate?
In Alberta, we aren't free and clear of winter here until May. April can be unpredictable, and usually throws a couple of last blasts our way. The leaves don't fully drop on the trees until the last week or two in May.
One of the great ways to escape the winter blues is a vacation mid-way through the winter, but not everyone can afford those whenever they want. Day trips to indoor gardens can be a refreshing escape for a few hours for those of you that have them in your cities.
One of my favorite ways to keep my mind in a better place through the winter is looking at pictures. They capture my mind and take it away, like a good book draws you into another world. Which leads me into how our site is moving forward and our feature article this month on Pinterest.
We have also been working on some other improvements, including our new logo and site design for Dream-yard. I guess these are great announcements for this month's Spring edition of Dreamtime on new growth.
It's been a while since we sent out a newsletter, but that's because we have been so busy making these improvements to the site for our visitors.
Now, we are looking forward to spending some time together again by sharing what's been happening.
Table of Contents
1. Thoughts & Inspiration
2. Feature Article: Pinterest for Landscape Inspiration
3. What's New at Dream-yard
1. Thoughts & Inspiration
This month's newsletter is dedicated to Spring and new growth.
“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.”
“Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.”
2. Feature Article:
Landscaping Tips This is a new interactive sharing page so that anyone (DIYers and Professionals) can offer their insights and tips for landscaping projects.
Landscaping Planning This page shares the tip "Look up, down and underground!" What to do before you begin.
Do you have a great tip or experience, you'd love to share? Tell us about. If you have a website or blog, we will be linking back to your site from any tips page you build.
If you are ready to brag about your your yard, we have a picture ideas section that is always growing. We are looking for submissions from both professionals and homeowners that wish to showcase their work.
For those of you with websites, we provide a link to your site to credit you with the work. For those of you interested in displaying your pictures, please feel free to Contact Us.
See something you like on our site, give us a like on facebook and share with your friends.
We love the site Pinterest! There are fantastic ideas out there on the web and we are happy to be able to share some of our favourites with you in our landscaping and gardening boards.
Our goal is to be the most informative, and educational landscaping site on the internet. This will give homeowners the resources they need to build their very own dream yard.
See you in a few weeks with our next edition!
The Dream-yard Team