Finally, after many false starts and disagreements, the calendar and weather decided to align and reach a decision – spring!
To check it was really so, we went down to Combers Beach for an earlyish walk, so Scout could run a few mad beach circles on near empty sands, and we could enjoy a second cup and feel the warm sunshine.
Combers is often a windswept space, but we could tell from the still treetops in the forest fringe that the morning was a calm one.
What a delight to be able to shed off a few late winter blues, let the shoulders drop and breathe in the new season.
There were a few families turning up to enjoy a coastal spring break, and we enjoyed watching one winter-wrapped family of four gradually peel off the unnecessary outer layers as the sun gently warmed them up.
The two children, no more than six or seven years old, were almost beside themselves with excitement at being on the beach. They beach combed and splashed and laughed their way up and down the sands, checking out the logs and streams. Playground or classroom? Both! Free range, a spring without end? (Slightly obscure music reference) Totally taken with where they were and what they were doing – wonderful to see!
We’ve fingers crossed that the last of the late winter weather is behind us, and we’re looking forward to more spring!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!