It usually happens around this time of year in Ireland and it happened to me yesterday out on the Cliff Walk in Dunmore East.
There I was listening to the gulls and mesmerised by the pastel shades all around me when I felt a deep glow of heat on my back. I call it the hug of the sun and it reminds me that Summer is on her way.
Once you get this feeling, everything starts to fall into place and yesterday there were signs of Summer all around me.
Joggers in T-shirts and shorts chatting and laughing as they ran like free birds:
The deep blue sea and the sight of Hook Head Lighthouse basking in the sun:
And down below me, a colourful fishing boat dancing along towards Dunmore East Harbour:
I’m not saying for one moment that I want Summer to hurry along. Spring has far too much to offer us yet but these little glimpses of Summer are what make ‘pet’ days so magical.