Almost unreasonably excited about the fact that the windows and doors are open, and a soft, warm breeze is wafting through the rooms. Leaves are unfurling from tight little buds almost while we watch. It’s so spring at every turn. While it’s still early to set out annuals, perennials have broken through, sending a message of survival and renewal after the interminable winter.
Last night’s air was heavy with the sea. When the wind is right, the fact that we’re surrounded by salt water becomes very evident. Blissfully so. An open door invited the memory of beach inside. A clear indicator that the seasons are indeed changing for the better.
The boat will be in the water next week. The umbrella is fluttering over the table on the deck. The grill stands ready to be called into service almost daily. Salad is replacing soup as the lunch of choice.
Much work still to be done before summer, but the move to outside living is happy work for those of us who have been hibernating. It’s spring! What else is there to say?