You would not believe how warm 40 feels after weeks of 10. Like, shed your jackets and mittens warm. Almost lay in the sun (with lots of clothes on) and soak up the vitamin D.
We headed to the zoo today to enjoy the monkeys who were snuggling, silly swimming puffins, and lazy lions. The zoo also has a conservatory which is where a kind stranger took this lovely shot of my daughter and I, and where they have a sunken garden full of poinsettias and a koi pond. Sunken meaning Alla could really have taken one step down into said koi pond and ended up one wet girl. It didn't help that the strange mother next to me was allowing her children (boys!) to get their faces within an inch of the water and practically kiss the fish. Alla was sure that the fish needed Cheerios.
It really is strange to be editing a photo of a lion.