It's lovely to go away on a short trip, and it's equally lovely to return home again. On this rainy and quiet Sunday afternoon, I'll share a few more thoughts from our recent getaway.
Late one afternoon we walked along Nanaimo's waterfront. How beautiful to see the daffodils blooming en masse, and more prunus trees. The one above leans over the water as if in conversation with the gently lapping waves.
A close up of blooms against the silky blue water is sheer perfection.
"Sometimes I treat my day like a miniature treasure hunt,
to look a little closer at this diminutive world."
Another bit of perfection seen along a trail - just over an inch in diameter. Little succulents cling to the rocks, growing in profusion in the wild.
We found a wonderful bakery not far from our campsite, and picked up a few treats to tuck into our backpacks. A croissant amadine accompanied by a mug of hot tea while overlooking the water tasted wonderful.
More delightful succulents in rosy and pale green shades. They would make such pretty little brooches to pin to a jacket or a hat, don't you think? Of course, we left them where they grow, for others to enjoy.
Spring break is over and tomorrow it's back to school for me and work for Tim. Although the temperatures are still chilly, there's a definite feel of spring in the air, and sights of it in the garden and around town. Is spring showing up in your corner yet?