I'm pretty sure that it doesn't show well in this photo, but this morning is a summer morning in Seattle. You know the kind - where the air is still and humid, and full of the wonderful smells of growing things. And the icing: here on the water, you can smell the sea too. It is warm and cool at the same time. Just breathing the air fills you with promise for the coming day - it's like breathing in a kind of sparkling elven elixir.
It is the first such morning this year.
I have all the hatches and ports open, seagull cries echoing thru the marina are filtering in, and the dull grey winter air is being wafted out and replaced with bright yellow summer air. And I am overflowing with what Alan Greenspan once termed "irrational exuberance".
Talk about being creatures of our environment! One beautiful morning has reduced me to a gibbering fool.
And I love it!