Dreaming Of Summer

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With more wet, cold weather and two weeks of battling the flu (I think we’re finally winning), I admit my mind has wandered to warmer days. My barely heated office hasn’t helped much, either. And the short, dark days are a factor, too. But maybe I’m just going soft? Whatever the reason, I’m already looking ahead to summer salmon (note to non-Puget Sounders: That’s July above, it only looks like we’re dressed for January), to the green woods and sunshine, to kids and dogs splashing on the beach.

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Yes, there are winter kings in the Sound now, and I’m stoked for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, and in the not-so-distant future, springers on the Columbia. But what I’m really dreaming of, as I watch more slushy freezing rain fall outside, is shorts and flip flops. Better toss another log in the stove and huddle in close.

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