Spring sort of sneaks up on you. I first noticed it last Monday night, while taking my daughter to dance. It wasn't dark out at 6 pm. On the way to the bus one morning, I noticed the sun was brighter than it had been just a few days before. We used to watch the sunrise at the breakfast table every morning, and now we get up with the sun already up.
Last night, my big two slept over at my parents house. The littlest gets tucked into bed at 6 pm which also means she wakes very early - usually 5:45. I pretend to keep sleeping as she plays on the bed until she starts requesting "breaky!". When we made it downstairs at 6:30 this morning, we were greeted with this spectacular display.
I grabbed her in my arms and we went and STOOD outside. (Take that in for a minute. It was WARM enough we stood outside, on our deck, at 6:30 am). It was breathtaking. And I know as Spring slowly creeps in (yes!), sights like these will become fewer and fewer.
"Colour! Colour!" she said as she pointed.
What a beautiful way to start a day.