It has been a long winter. I think spring has finally sprung. When we get to this time of year with hot days and beautiful views, we have to grab the outdoor opportunities. This is a view from the hill surrounding Portage Bay. It is a view I pass through with my friend as we take our walks. We stop at the top of the hill and look back to catch our breaths. But this astounding view takes our breath away in a different sense. How lucky are we to have this in our back yard! While I was sketching two little girls stopped by to watch me sketch and paint. They were from the neighborhood. I told them they were so lucky to be able to see this view every day!