Ahhhh…Sweet Sunshine

Saturday we got some sunshine.  It has been too long.  Of course it rained yesterday, but, hey, we’ll take what we can get in the great Pacific Northwest.  Anyways, without the rain we wouldn’t be so green.  And I love our green.  So, I can deal with the rain.

Though it would have been a great day for a hike we didn’t quite get our act together, so no hike for us.  Hiking this time of year (when it still gets dark relatively early) takes a bit of planning.  Meaning, we need to know where we’re going and get on the road in the morning so we can be off-trail before aforementioned darkness.

I took advantage of the bright morning sun when I went crocus hunting, the results of which you can see in my weekly photo challenge post.  While crocus hunting I also had an opportunity to admire some other early-spring flowers:

After following the cat around the yard we headed to a local waterfront park for a short, two mile mosey through the woods.  The husband cautioned me that it would likely be muddy, and I’m glad I wore my hiking boots. Which, at this very moment, are still sitting on the front porch, coated in mud.  Probably should do something about that.

The trail was, indeed, muddy.

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But, the air was fresh, the sun filtering through the trees and there were lots of lush, green buds to admire.

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And mushrooms.  Lots of mushrooms.  We casually talk about learning how to identify mushrooms so we can forage, but, thus far it’s only been talk.  Maybe someday.

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It was just a nice walk.  We only ran into a couple of people.  The birds were chirpy.  It was just….nice.  Know what I mean?  We’re a bit like moles this time of year.  We emerge from our darkened, damp holes and blink in the sunlight, marveling at its return.

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We dropped out of the woods down to the shore, and found all of the people missing from the trail.  I continued to take photos, the husband pulled up a patch of rocky shore, pulling his hat over his eyes and proclaiming that he felt like he was in the Caribbean.  As he lay there…in his fleece…and his boots…and his jeans.

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It was a nice dream.  And a beautiful day.

 

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