April into May, Dongying started really coming alive. Things started turning green and plants we were for sure were dead from the winter started sprouting life.
I started pretending I was biking in Bali on our bike to work (Can't you tell I need a vacation?!).
The sun has been out, beaming down, my arms are tan and the trees and grass are bright green, so why not pretend!
Finally, some color in Dongying! It was a looooong winter.
There are tons of rose bushes in front of our apartment complex, so Zachary snuck some scissors from the apartment and cut some to surprise me.
The bushes only lasted a month but I loved coming home to the surprise of fresh flowers in the kitchen and living room each week.
At the window seal. Nice view while washing dishes. Reminds me to be joyful.