This weekend, spring sprang here in the Pacific Northwest. No doubt, it’s warmer and sunnier other places, but no one was complaining here. We don’t have a sparkling record in that (sun) department; but then it doesn’t rain nearly as much as people are led to believe, from TV. We’re surrounded by year ’round green. The forests and water greet us each day. When we’re lucky, the “mountain comes out,” to add to the beauty. If you live here, you know what it means when people say: “The mountain(s) out.” We may not have sun all the time, but oh we have beauty, and we have get up and go! Around here, people are physically active no matter what the weather, but when the sun comes out, locals go, go, go! Here’s a peek into the world I love.
Note: The pictures are not that great, as I only had my phone with me, but you get the idea. All but two of these people are strangers. I made every effort to hide faces, or capture only part of them. On three occasions, I asked permission and was granted it. The legs at the bottom are anonymous, but I loved the shot.
We lay in the sun and read. The gulls cry out, the water laps, and we lay there taking it in, as we turn the page.
We wear all kinds of shoes to yoga; because here in the Pacific NW, flip flops always go side by side with Uggs.
We lay in the sun, on our deck, with our dog. And others, take pictures of us laying in the sun with our dogs.
We drive to La Conner and see whimsical art, on fences.
We eat dinner out, and visit with friends, after a wonderful day in the sun.
Then we see an Academy Award Winning film (Undefeated) that was made by people who went to school here. We put brewers yeast on our popcorn, because it’s just that kind of theater, in this kind of town… and it keeps Smart Guy from eating it all.
We store up vitamin D by day, for when gray will bring more green. We go to bed, at night, grateful that we live in a place this glorious, this special. And then we blog about it, which is different than bragging. Kind of.
Has spring sprung where you live? Do you have all four seasons, or did you jump right to summer? Do you live in a beautiful place too? Start a conversation, and tell me what you think.
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