Dreaming Of Summer


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.


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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