The weather was warming up nicely. The cold chill of winter was finally starting to recede. The sun even made a brief appearance before disappearing again behind a slate of white clouds. Runa was outside enjoying the change in weather.
Gustaf had left early that morning on his hunt to replenish their dwindling food supply, leaving Runa alone for the majority of the day. She took the opportunity to venture out into the open. Of course, she didn't stray too far from the cave, but it was nice to leave the confinement of the shelter for a while.
The snow on the ground was thinning and in some parts the frozen grass was making an appearance. The sight of color warmed her heart. Runa was tired of the white and gray snowy world. She was ready for color, for light, for spring.