We flew home yesterday afternoon via Seattle. As the plane began to descend, I thought we were over the ocean because all I could see was glowing sunshine on white billows. As we continued our descent the billows became clearly distinguished as clouds. Passing through the clouds we landed in grey-sky Seattle, and connected a flight to grey-sky Victoria. Somehow, it cheers me up immensely to think of this grey cover as such a thin veil that cannot keep that brilliant sunshine from us indefinitely.
Our days in Mexico were grey, too, but each vacation day in California was warmer and sunnier than the previous one. Our sun-starved bodies and souls soaked in all they could. You can tell by the photos that I was craving colour - bougainvillea, osteospermum, asters, and a flowering decorative pear tree.
The planting in the above photo captured my attention. Driftwood logs - we have those. Succulents - we have those. A hollowed out driftwood planter may be in my summer garden plans.
Meanwhile, today was church, lunch at our daughter and son-in-law's, followed by grocery shopping and now, laundry. It's always good to come home and I'm glad I had that taste of spring to carry me over until it arrives for real here.
Remember, the sun is shining brightly beyond those clouds.
Linking with Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary of the Little Red House, and with Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden. Click on over to both of these sites for some wonderful mosaics and more sunshine!