I'm a recent transplant to the west coast, learning to love my new home. Coffee, writing, dancing, pondering, reading, laughing...all of these are things I love! I've seen a fair bit in my 27 years, and I'm always looking for the next big thing that will catch my eye...and all the little things that make me smile in the day-to-day.
When greeted with a sky like this as soon as I wake up on what should be a gloomy January morning, I know it's going to be a good day. Being able to walk outside to take the picture with bare feet, because it's just that warm? Yes please!
Flowers coming up in January. On a morning that was already 55 degrees at 10 a.m.. These little sprouts caught my eye on the way to coffee. Already happy that it was so warm, something about the persistence it takes to break from the ground in a winter month made me smile.
In a place that's so gray and damp much of the year, it seems so much more important that I not take the little things, the quick flashes of sun, the breaks in the rain, for granted.
Outside with my coffee, perched on the stairs, watching the waves crash
Sunshine to the south
Mist on the mountains to the northwest
A pretty mix over downtown
Any winter where I can have a few days in the 50's, a break in the rain, a few hours to be outdoors and enjoy it... I'll take it. So thankful for the little things, and an ever growing sense that this is home now!