Some spring sparkle

I won’t lie, and as others have commented, it isn’t easy trying to have a positive spring in your step given the way global events are playing out, but here’s an attempt at some spring sparkle…


Last week I wrote about March murk, so we were pleasantly surprised over recent days to be enjoying quite a bit of sunshine. Being out and about and enjoying greens, blues and sparkly bits on the water, our mood was lifted, and we were happy about that.

Blues, greens, and sparkly bits

I might have mentioned it once or twice, and if you’ve ever visited the PNW, you’ll know it can get a tad damp out this way from time to time. To time, to time, to time, to time… Anyway, when there is a pattern change and a spell of bright sunshine, you do feel it and enjoy it.

A good mix

The spring sparkle did put a little extra bounce in our step as we hit the trails and wound up on some sun warmed rocks overlooking the ocean, finding time to watch the logs tumble and crash in the waves beneath our feet. The remnants of the last storm were still providing enough power to cause a splash or two. Pretty spectacular.

A splash

A small attempt this week to offer up a little warmth and positivity, or at any rate a brief distraction from all that plagues the planet right now, so let’s leave it there for this week.

Some warmth

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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14 thoughts on “Some spring sparkle”

  1. Thank you for some spring sparkle, it was definitely needed! Stunning selection of photos and I’m always amazed how much a walk by the water can help lift the mood. I think we just finished our last freezing and snowy weekend of our fourth winter. Hopefully Ireland’s Six Nation title hopes remaining alive helped you ignore the latest Everton results. Appreciated the dose of sunshine and positivity and hope you enjoyed another hike by the ocean this weekend!

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    1. The rugby match was a great game, although England had a player fed carded (quite rightly) in the second minute, and that pretty much guaranteed an Ireland win, but it took until the last few minutes for that to happen. Wonderful match! As for Everton, I’ll be happy when the season is over – relegation is looking almost certain, and there’s nothing to suggest they’d bounce back…oh dear… I don’t know if my brother has renewed his season ticket yet!
      I hope your week goes well – all things green, Guinness flavoured and Irish is a lift, especially if you get a sneaky fifth winter!

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