This is when I start combing store aisles and nurseries for color. Daffodils, tulips, anything at all to remind me that spring is going to come eventually and spread greenery all over the state, seemingly overnight. I just need a little push to get there.
Yukon, who knows my penchant for yellow during these gray and beige end of winter months, bought me these tulips for Valentine's Day. What a guy.
Bear and I spent last weekend helping out at one of our favorite places, Campbell Creek Science Center, where I am a board member of their Friends group. Despite -15 degree temperatures in the morning hours, Bear and I handed out flyers, stamped hands, and went on a ski with my pal and radio co-host, who showed up to make some promo videos for our weekly program. That's us clowning around for the camera. Bear was somewhere in the trees making a snow fort.
The sun was spectacular, warming things up to around 20 degrees and causing us to take a moment to just play in the brightness of it all.
That was a good reminder, too.