Final Days of Spring

June 13, 2014

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Today is chilly enough to pull the covers over my legs and wrap a shawl around my shoulders. It's chilly enough for hot coffee and a warm bowl of soup, but it's still not so uncomfortable that I would dare shut my window. The fresh air feels too nice in the lungs and on the tip of the nose.

Since re-arranging the bedroom a few months back, the corner of our bed nearest the window has become my favorite place to work. Often the cats will hop up and snuggle in for warmth, Wren burrowed somewhere beneath the covers, and Berger at my feet. We can stay like this for hours, especially on cool days like today.

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It's hard to believe it'll be 90°F in just one week according to the forecast. I'm not a warm weather person, so I'm glad to retreat to the beach for the weekend where it'll stay nice and cool and windy. I'm already looking forward to the salty air and wind burnt cheeks. Maybe we can even start a campfire and roast some s'mores.

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These are some images from last summer's beach trip to Beverly Beach. We stayed in an amazing cabin with two small loft areas for sleeping accessible by ladders. The place was made with rich, cool wood, and felt like a treehouse. Plus, it had access to two trails that led to two very different beach experiences.

The first day we were there, we went down the left trail where all the people and the surfers hang. It was nice in its own way, but Matt and I were much more interested in exploring the trail on the right that led to the tide pools. That trail led us to some of the most amazing beach sites I've ever seen, including the family of seals you see in the top two beach images. Their coats blended so well with the surrounding rocks that we weren't aware of them until we were almost standing on top of them.

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Beverly Beach now ranks as one of my favorite beach locations of all-time, and I'm anxious to go back someday, but that's not where we're going this next weekend. This upcoming beach trip will be a whole new adventure, and I'm so looking forward to it. It will be the first of (hopefully) many summer adventures to come this year.

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Are you looking forward to any adventures this summer?

9 comments:

  1. After the beautiful warm weather we have been having, I have to say I wasn't sad about the nice cool and wet either.
    Your beach spot looks dreamy..it will be fun to get back there. We are hoping to get to the coast in the fall this year.
    Enjoy your weekend. xo

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    1. The coast in fall would be lovely. :)

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  2. Like you, I'm not super fond of warm weather. We have two weddings to attend this year, so I think most of our adventures will be local. But adventures they will be!

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    1. Local adventures are always so surprisingly fun.

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  3. Oh the beach! I'm really looking forward to doing some beach camping myself pretty soon! Happy June!

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    1. Hurray for beach camping! Do you have a favorite place?

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  4. my trip to Portland is my adventure…there are so many places in California I haven't seen yet but maybe because I need to feel some rain showers and wear layers I can't wait to get there…born in Seattle but move shortly after I've always felt a tiny seed was planted and it draws me back...

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    1. I've spent a lot of time in Seattle, too. It's a great place. Love the PNW. :)

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  5. Love the beach photos - I always find a little time at the beach can be so restoring. Snuggling up with the cats is great too, though. I love working from the couch, bundled up in blankets but working from bed sounds even more comfortable :)

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