The weather here has been a bit muddy, to say the least. The snow is melting away and is no longer white but rather a dirty, speckled gray. There are little puddles and streams all over and a constant little drizzle keeps falling from the sky. Not very springy weather at all, if you think of spring as sunny with the nature starting to bloom everywhere. I guess that comes later here. Like June, maybe. Also had a bit of a bad news today. Getting back into the 'working world' after having been a stay-at-home-mom for some years is proving to be far from simple. Sigh. So, gray drizzle inside and out. In order to cheer myself up I decided to take a look at all the lovely things on show at the Lisbeth Dahl website, and found myself craving for this umbrella.
Of course, that would mean I would need a new raincoat and wellies as well... As it is my existing rain gear is of a slightly more utilitarian style. My main outdoors rainy activity being, after all, running after a splashing, mud-castle-building child.
It is amazing how much joy children can get from such simple things as a tiny, muddy stream they can send leaves down on. Or an ankle deep puddle that is just begging to be jumped into. Repeatedly. They don't think of how gray the sky is. They think the drizzle is a fantastic reason to use the new Hello Kitty umbrella even though it is not really rainy enough for an umbrella. And the dirty snow is just future water for even bigger streams and puddles. Love that.