I have a feeling that it's officially going to be one of those winter-into-summer years here in the Midwest (at least here in the Chicago area). Winter painfully lingered long past its welcome, only to be replaced by dark, chilly days filled with rainy, cloud-blanketed skies. But the past few days brought weather fit for bare legs and sandals, the kind where butterscotch sunbeams perfectly warm your skin and sudden cravings for backyard barbeques and icy margaritas sipped by swimming pools take over. I love springtime and all of the freshness that it brings - budding trees, the first peeks of flowers, mild temperatures. But summer is my season of choice, and if it needs to come early this year, I'll take it.
This past weekend was full of early summer moments, and in between enjoying them, I snapped a few photos (because that's what bloggers do, right?). I spent a lot of time just "being" outside with friends, Robbie and I took several long walks, I did yoga in the sunshine, and I had a special work opportunity to design and style an outdoor dinner party themed photo shoot (more on that in a couple of weeks!). But mainly I just reveled in the fact that I was able to be barefoot without a jacket, with the knowledge that very soon, these days will be an everyday occurrence. I'm ready for you, summertime.