|Perennial clematis in bloom|
We drove to the meeting spot, thinking that maybe nobody would come and we could go have coffee. I was amazed to see that twenty women showed up. As we walked, the wind would let up now and then, and the rain as well, but every now and then we got hit with both. Definitely springtime in the Pacific Northwest. By the time we finished our five-mile walk, though, it had pretty much stopped raining.
Afterwards, our leader Cindy had arranged for us to see her new office space and invited us all over for homemade scones and coffee. Although we weren't exactly dry and well coiffed, we headed over to see the place anyway and enjoyed a wonderful gathering in her beautiful office space. Outside, I saw this incredible bush of white fragrant flowers and asked what it is. I didn't realize that there are several varieties of clematis that don't lose their leaves over the winter and come into bloom in the early spring. Very early this year indeed!
And as I sit here I notice that it's getting brighter outside, and I can see some blue sky! Maybe we will enjoy a short respite from all this inclement weather. I'm ready.