Today we ventured out with friends to a favourite nature trail, the wind was enough to pinch our cheeks but the sun paid for all. We basked for a good couple of hours, even eating our lunch at a picnic bench outside. In February! At this time of year it can easily be -40C so to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine felt like a holiday.
Whenever we visit this place I’m always amazed at how much we pack in to our visits. Today there was skating on a makeshift rink, imagination games, nature observation, the chance to run (and run!) free and wild, art made in the snow, kindness practiced and I’m sure many other things that I can’t quantify in words. Plus Mummy got the chance to sit and catch up with a friend, bonus!
After weeks of grey, ice rain and snow, today felt like a shining gift, a little winter oasis signposting our journey toward spring. Despite my eagerness to see the green growing season return, if there are more days like this one ahead I think I can bear the wait. Just.