taking a moment to find joy in the little things
We had some unusually warm weather the past week, with blue skies and sunshine. It was a lovely glimpse of what is yet to come. Crocuses are blooming, as are several other early spring flowers. Even though I live in a very rainy climate most of the time, there are breaks in the rain and spring does start pretty early here.
We do our best to take advantage of dry weather in these parts. Whether it's going for walks, runs or getting outside for other activities, we try to make it happen. We live within walking distance of an archery range and both of my girls like to shoot arrows. I took my camera along and did a different kind of shooting.
Sunday was really nice and we headed to a part of the city we've not explored much. There is a new bridge in Portland and we decided to walk across it. Then we walked through the city and along the waterfront. It was glorious.
While out for a walk I saw this heart-shaped patch of moss growing on this tree.
And someone added a cute little zebra to our front garden. We haven't had any displays lately, so this find was quite a surprise. I think it's almost time to start creating our little fairy gardens again - the neighbors seem to get a kick out of them.