Monday, April 13, 2015
Mother Nature gave us a gift yesterday, and we accepted it with every part of our being. It began with the most glorious sunrise, and finished with a beautiful sun setting slowly behind the trees. And in between, the sun hung high in the sky, warming our faces and our souls....18 degrees Celsius, my friends, 18 degrees!
We shared a lovely brunch with friends around our table....homemade granola with coconut milk yogurt, gluten free pancakes with our maple syrup and fresh fruit. We then made our way to the backyard where the adults drank tea in the sunshine and the kids ran free, slowly shedding layers of clothing as the morning passed by.
By mid afternoon, we said good bye to our friends, and my bare feet connected with the earth. Gosh it felt so good to feel the earth beneath my feet. I worked in the garden, planting a second sowing of seeds....a variety of lettuces, spinach, and kale, and the first peas, while my little man soaked up the freedom of the first "real" spring day, running around and playing in the yard, in short sleeves. Justin busied himself with tidying the back deck, cleaning our outdoor table, and bringing the cushions out from storage, all so we could enjoy dinner on the back deck. Yes, dinner outside! We lingered over our meal, still in awe over the day we experienced. It was truly a gift, one I didn't want to end. I know, though, that this is just the beginning of so many more beautiful days to come.