surfacing

It has again been ages.

Spring rushed by and summer has been upon us already.

Or so it seems. I’m not used to sandals in April.

Some things that have brightened my week:
a fish jumping / a seal surfacing / the morning sun bright on the water / the breakfast sandwich at dak / coffee (always) / three herons – flying, standing, stealthing

Saturday: good family and good food, brunch and gelato in the sun, time together.
A walk around Durrance Lake: lizards / columbine / wild geranium / people fishing / shining water / green trees / apple blossoms / shade under the trees / moss and lichen / black and white moth / blue butterflies / huckleberry / ferns unfurling fiddleheads / rock ferns / trilliums in flower / vanilla leaf or deerfoot / blue sky overhead / praying for rain

Sunday up-island at the farm: good friends and good food, picnic in the sun-shade grass, deviled eggs, exploring expeditions in creekbeds and over fields, skirting nettle.
wisps of cloud in plumes – feathers – mares’ tails in hot blue sky / tall trees – bare dry limbs / chickens / salmonberry / currant / elder / green grass and ladybugs / red-breasted sapsucker / reddish snails in the dry creek bed / giant old trees – ancient fir – rough cork bark peeling

(when short on time, lists.)
ps. there are saffron clusters of ladybug eggs spangling the white bark of our birch tree – I discovered them yesterday

 

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