That first day, where the warmer weather catches you by surprise. I've been waiting for that day, keeping aware, cleverly dressing in layers so as to not get caught out, sweating in a too-hot knit and long pants.
It caught me by surprise, anyway, over the weekend. Taking the kids down to the beach, and setting them free on the sand, letting them get wet carving channels in the sand and transporting water in coffee cups. Stripping them of too-warm outer layers, knowing there was enough warmth in the sun to dry the rest.
Meeting friends, old and new, chatting about this and that, marvelling over the amazing little humans around us. Feeling truly blessed in the warm sunshine. Gratitude to be in this place, by the sea.