After several weeks where snow was definitely the over-riding theme, February vacation gave us a wonderful taste of some early spring sunshine. It’s now freezing again, of course, but it was lovely to feel warmth on our faces. Even if just for a few days.
We made the most of it over vacation, spending far more time outside than expected. We went for walks, spent a morning in Boston, played with friends and had a picnic. Outside. Without coats.
It was wonderful.
We took a walk through one of our favourite places, Breakheart Reservation, running along the paths that take us to the beach. There was still snow on the ground, and the lake was still frozen, but the weather was just awesome. Perfect for a picnic looking out over the lake.
Breakheart is beautiful at the best of times, but how’s that for a lunchtime view?
The kids of course spent most of their time looking for sticks and stones to throw at the ice. With the warmer weather it was starting to melt at the edges, so plenty of opportunities for breaking up ice with well placed throws. Quite the challenge.
But, I also caught all of them just contemplating the view.
And of course, the boys couldn’t resist climbing one of the life guard stations, something they can only do off-season.
Just look at that sky!
I sat on a bench, with the sun on my face, watching the three have a wonderful time together. This mini-heatwave (it hit 70 the next day!) was unexpected but much appreciated by us all. The winters can be long here, and there is still a real chance of snow right in to April (last year saw us snow painting in April) so we’ll take any hint of spring when we get it!
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