Ailsa’s travel theme this week was ‘Breathe‘. It’s something we all forget to do. April was a particularly challenging month as I threw my back out right before shooting a major conference and it was tax season, adding to the pain.
The bright spot was the incredibly warm spring weather – including blasting a 100 year old record out of the air! (+27C when our average is +12C!). Trees leafed out a month early, and spring flowers were blooming in abundance. A gorgeous, but windy day led to a calm clear evening. My daughter and I decided to take our senior dog, Ohinga (11 years old with severe arthritis in her back end) for a ride in the car, and a short jaunt around Reader Rock Garden. We were delighted she’s still with us after a rough few months early last year. (P.S. She’s Corgi, Golden & Chow – we get asked a lot!)
So we inhaled the scents of Mayday trees in full bloom, fresh leaves and sap on the air, and unwound completely. Noting a potentially pretty sunset, we detoured home to one of my favourite west facing residential viewpoints.