|Sandhill cranes at the Madeline Island Marina|
It feels very much like a new beginning and especially to have this coincide with the Easter Holiday seemed uniquely special. I was looking forward to every Madeline moment, from reuniting with island friends to cleaning the winter dust off the dishes. This morning I made my spring list of everything we need to stock the cabin for the upcoming summer (it was long) but even the idea of re-stocking made me slap happy.
Easter's highlight was capturing the sight of two Sandhill cranes at the Marina this morning. I know its only the first of many lovely mornings where we experience daily beauty in this naturescape.
As we unlocked the cabin door and the smell of closed-up cabin hit us, one of my kids commented "I love that smell." Two minutes my husband walked in, groceries in hand, and said the exact same thing. I laughed, not because the smell of the closed up cabin is anything great, but because the familiarity of where we spend our happiest days smells good to all of us.