A few days ago I took my morning coffee out to the deck for the first time this year. It was actually a little too chilly to be really comfortable. The deck was a terrible mess, as it hasn't had its spring cleaning yet and I had been planting petunias in my deck pots (always a messy enterprise).
I didn't sit out long. Just enough time to drink (rather quickly) my coffee.
But. . .the leaves had popped out on the trees, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, the lilacs were blooming, and the birds were singing courtship songs. Life was bursting out all over. Having coffee on the deck was my way of recognizing and savoring the season's arrival in our patch of Wyoming.
Now I'd better get off the computer, go finish dressing, and get out there to plant some more petunias!