And spring is here! It's about time, wouldn't you agree?
Finally, the sun is staying up a little longer, and we are able to play outside for an hour or two after work, before bathtime and bed. We are taking advantage of every opportunity to be outside after this century-long winter. That does sometimes mean my dishes pile up a little more than usual, and my kitchen island catch-all is sometimes buried beneath art projects and bills, but I tell myself, "It will be there tomorrow." Because it will. And today won't be. But hopefully that precious dimple will always be there.
So this photo represents the new beginning the spring allows us every year. You can tell the trees don't yet have their leaves, the grass is still browned from the winter, but the sunlight looks warm. And seeing that sun brings hope, and such appreciation for the beauty that is here and that is to come.
When we lived in Arizona, I'm not exaggerating to say that we never had to check the weather. It was sunny every day. Sure, it rained, but rarely was it gloomy for more than 1 day. In the beginning, we would spend tons of time outside, enjoying the beautiful temperatures. But then we got comfortable, knowing it would still be there tomorrow. So we spent less and less time outside, because we didn't even realize what a gift it was. Since moving back to CT, every chance we get, we spend time outside. I honestly think winters are a blessing in disguise.