we went for a run on the beach and found the most amazing thing. the super high and low tide that's been occurring lately dropped several piles of pebbles along the shore. and they were littered with sea glass! we collected until our pockets could hold no more and then we ran cradling our treasure all the way home.
we went for a hike in the front country, in the mountains here that face the sea. chuck had gone the day before and wanted to show me something. i knew i was in for a workout when he said "take your poles" (leki trekking poles, good for steep trails). there was a wildflower we hadn't seen before, it was covering the hillside. it was gorgeous. and the best part, it was covering the burn area, where there had been a devastating wildfire last summer. we saw bees humming, and butterflies fluttering, we saw ladybugs mating and gnats annoying (what do they do besides that?) and we said isn't it wonderful??
and then he took me to dinner because i was pooped. :)