I think that one should truly savor each season as it comes. Lately, however, I find myself just yearning for spring. Today at Walmart I walked up and down the aisle that featured 75% off Christmas decorations on one side and new flowerpots, garden gloves, and potting soil on the other. I really wanted to rip open a bag of potting soil and just smell it. I controlled myself, but did bring a bag home. I picked out one of my favorite little clay pots from the potting shed, found some seeds in the junk drawer, and I sowed! Very satisfying.
The seeds are "Cress" from a package that I bought in a hardware store in England for 89 pence a few years ago. Mr. Fothergill's is the brand and the package says "quick and easy to grow as an attractive garnish and tasty addition to salads and sandwiches". It also says to sow by August 1999. Oops. I guess these are a little old, but I'm willing to see what happens. And the soil smelled great, by the way.