Saturday afternoon the sun was shining in Seattle and the outdoors were too alluring to be cooped up unpacking the apartment. Jordan and I headed to West Seattle to frolic around on the beach like happy little puppies. Seattle is a tricky city because 80% of the year it is overcast and gloomy. The days of November, December and January feel so dreary. It’s gray when you wake up, gray all day at work and usually dark when you head home. It’s not just the gray that makes it depressing but the fact that you can’t even wear your cute shoes because the streets are always wet and filled with puddles. The climate here is fairly moderate but the monotony can really get a girl down.
Growing up in Washington I’ve become such a helionist (aka sun-worshipper). When the sun is shining I am desperate to be outside. The idea of sleeping in on a sunny day actually makes me panic-y…is that normal? As the light streams through the leaves on the trees I can’t help but skip and cartwheel and frolic everywhere I go…the Vitamin D just energizes me! Of course the warmer, dryer weather always makes me excited to throw on a cute summer dress and a pair of heels or canvas shoes (essentially anything I can’t wear in the rain). I’m personally always in favor of flats and a sundress when I’m heading to the beach (or anywhere outdoors). I love heels but I’m way too much of a child to wear them all the time. I want to climb on logs and rocks and have no problem jumping over fences even in a dress, this sort of behavior probably isn’t very ladylike.
It wasn’t all that warm on Saturday but I’m not the only Seattlite who is addicted to sun. Ask anyone from Washington and they’ll tell you that EVERYONE is out and about when the sun is shining. Seattle has so many gorgeous parks spending so much time out in the sunshine has me eager for canoeing, picnics and summer hikes away from the city. If I were a season I’m quite certain it would be summer.
Is it just me or do stripes and a lusting for summer just go hand in hand?
How did you spend your Saturday?