We are about to pass into Summer any moment now but I couldn't let Spring pass without showcasing what a gorgeous, hopeful and wonderful time it has been.
Seriously! I really love seasons. I love being outside as much as possible. I like flowers and leaves and paths and clouds and skies and red breasted robins and blue jays and fresh herbs and dark earth and lightning and breezes and and and....... I love so many outside things I can't even list them all!
I like that it is not only us humans on this earth. I like that there is life all around us and I really passionately love how I live in a major city with a ton of green space and water ways and glorious mountains (go Seattle!). I don't usually showcase my love of the outdoors on here because it isn't what I sell. Like nobody has ever hired anyone in the history of the world to take pictures of the flowers that grow in the edges of their driveway and y'all know i am trying to support myself. But here I am! With a passion for driveway flowers nevertheless!
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest now for seven years and we are famous for our terrible weather. In Arizona or Arkansas or California they laugh at us. They shake their heads. "Seattle!" they scoff. And they aren't wrong. It is grey grey grey and cloudy cloudy cloudy. It is also moderate and greener than anything I've ever seen my entire life. There are snow topped mountains on all sides and rivers and lakes and waterways as far as they eye can see.
In Seattle we get excited about flowers and grey because they come after months of grey black brownness. My other home, Southern California looks like this all the time of course. We visited in January and my mother in law's garden looked like this IN WINTER because they are evil in California and they have stolen all the rest of the sun from us. tragic.
But, back to us in the north! It has not been the brightest spring in the Pacific Northwest or the warmest. And yet - spring is spring. I've been thankful for each moment full of the promise of renewal and hope and possibility.
I hope there is possibility in your life. I pray for you that you might feel an opening, a doorway, a path towards things getting better.
I know I talk about the long darkwinter here in the pacific northwest as a hardship, but I gotta tell you, I believe there's something good about the seasons. About death and darkness and then emerging, all of us together into the light. I know, It sounds weird, but I've always a good old collective rebirth metaphore.
But enough about winter. What I've gathered you here to proclaim is that the sun has returned to us and i am so so so so happy. I've been walking a lot in Discovery Park and I've brought my camera with me. I hope you'll enjoy it.
take courage dear ones.
enjoy the flowers!