Chasing away my winter blues

Summer is officially just around the corner.

Everywhere I look has turned green, Mother Nature has laid her blanket of wild flowers over our yard and the bumble bees and butterflies are over joyed.

As I’m writing this, I am laying on our back deck alloying the sun to caress my skin as Derick is fixing up our new summer toy. (He bought a boat.)

In the pass weeks, we’ve been blessed with days of heat and sunshine, coloring our skins and taking away the west coast winter blues. We’ve had such hot days at the beach to the point where we’d soak our feet in to the ocean water to cool down while our dog tank would go in for a full on swim.

Days at work are much more pleasant, this beautiful warm weather reminds me why I put up with being a carpenter during the cold, wet winter months. Wearing three layers less to work, enjoying the outdoors and going home with a great tan.

Okay obviously not the only reasons why I love my job but they are 3 perks that are definitely a bonus to work in construction during the hot summer months.

As for living on Saturna, it’s a lifestyle I never thought I’d live. We have been gifted fresh crab, fresh herbs, flower bulbs, jelly and so much more. In our yard we have an abundance of stinging nettle that I have harvested and dried to enjoy as tea and our vegetable garden is growing along with some herbs and spices.

With warmer weather in the forecast, take time to chase the sunset. Step outside at night to enjoy the cool air and listen to the crickets and the frogs sing a night time lullaby.

Open your windows in the morning and listen to the birds sing a morning melody and even if you don’t feel like doing anything on a Sunday afternoon, finding a spot to lay in the grass while soaking in some vitamin D is much better then staying inside on your couch.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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