Yesterday was the first warm day of the year. Sometimes in Wyoming we claim 35 degrees to be warm, but yesterday it was really lovely. The temp was in the high 50sF. The sun was shining and the winter winds seemed to have taken a break. Cordelia, Bumblebee and I couldn't resist ourselves--we spent hours and hours outside enjoying the day.
We donned our snow boots as the shadows still harbored a bit of snow and the ground was soaking wet. We played, we started about the business of picking up our yard which has remained largely untouched for the winter months. We picked up sticks and leaves and righted overturned lawn ornaments. Cordelia found some half buried dinosaurs (not real dinosaurs, she's advanced, but not that advanced). We just sat and enjoyed this first warm day.
Cordelia was very helpful with the wheelbarrow.
Bumblebee followed the sunlight around the yard, finding the best reception on our table.
Oh, and there is new growth starting. Hints of green and purple poking up from the still cold earth.
Cordelia's hair styled by Wyoming Wind--while it was taking a break from hurricane force winds it was still present.
Food on her face...well, I claim responsibility for that one.
Taking it all in
Of course there will be more snow in the weeks (months?) to come, but we will savor each day spent outside soaking up the sun. How is it where you are?