Finding the right words to describe February in the Pacific Northwest is always a challenge for me. Some days feel like winter while others bring a mix of spring-like skies, rainbows and thunder storms. In truth it’s a month of contradictions as the snow fans fear their last chance of a white blanket is slipping away while spring lovers are teased with little glimpses of green growth followed by surprise freezes. Life goes on however regardless of what the day brings so we dutifully carry coats, umbrellas and sunglasses at all times and continue to explore the great outdoors.
My week started in the backyard tending to some long overdue clean up under the watchful eye of my faithful companion Finn. Monday was the first day of Chinese New Year and Tuesday morning started at the post office mailing our weekend Etsy orders. Wednesday afternoon I decided to crawl underneath a huge rhododendron to snap this shot of my bashful hellebore that finally decided to bloom after 4 years of nothing but a few green leaves. Thursday is a glimpse of how Ryan is spending his recovery time on the couch and Friday is a bit of what Finn and I walk past every morning. By Saturday afternoon Ryan really had to get out of the house so we picked up a frozen yogurt treat and drove to our favorite overlook by the Edmonds ferry landing. A true February image filled with sun, clouds, rain and gusts of very cold wind.
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