It was the longest drawn out winter I’ve seen in a long time, and then, suddenly, it was summer. Not just spring but summer. It is quite warm, and nature catches up with bursting leaves on the tree, colorful flecks of flowers, and bright green lawns. As usual I moved half of my house outside on the deck, all the plants, a few umbrellas, and I am ready for summer. Parties are still to be had, good food eaten, gardens planted and soon I am off for the summer.