It's been a quiet winter. Things have moved slowly and life has slowed to a halt. But right now the world is in a thaw.
I spent this Saturday exploring the wild spaces around UCSC with one of my oldest friends to celebrate her birthday.
Santa Cruz is alive with color this time of year. The air is humming wi new life and heavy with the scent of flowers.
Breathing in the warmth before Eric and I launch into the still winter-y Appalachians.