Today is the longest day of the year, with last night the shortest. Around here this day signals the great greening of of the landscape.
We are bathed in light and the grasses and flowers respond with bursts of colorful growth. Brief and glorious, the respite from the colder, darker, whiter time is welcomed with gratitude.
It is a good time to explore the creeks and meadows and ridges on foot. Naps in the sun naturally follow.