It's funny, the new year always brings freshness but here in the NW it brings more and more grey. We're a long ways from Spring and warmer days. On certain days the cloud blanket loses its coziness and instead feels a little heavier and it starts to creep into your activities in a moody fashion. As I went about my day things kept kind of sending me down a trail of annoyances and I found myself feeling angsty and irritable staring at the sky and the heavy rain droplets with disgust. At one point though the sun just leaped out from behind the clouds and I was treated to a double rainbow. I quickly pulled over and snapped this little photo from my phone and then remembered to appreciate the ups and the downs. You can't have one without the other and there's something kind of comforting about that.