Leap day. It arrives most years that are divisible by four and provides us with one extra day to do something special. Today, I balanced work with a few hours at the barn with my horse, riding and caring for him. The unseasonably warm afternoon provided a wonderful glimpse of spring in Virginia. The daffodils are already blooming, and the early spring crops are emerging and will eventually nudge the dull browns of winter out of the way.
No, I didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary on leap day 2012, but simply spending time doing what I enjoyed—including some scenic photography—made it a memorable day.