Welcome Summer! A season full of fresh surprises and sightings, like this free farmstand of herbs and flowers discovered along Settlement Road. Sitting solitary on the corner, a table overflowing with daisies, pansies and carefully zip-locked just picked herbs – all available for the taking with only the request of a donation to the local animal shelter. There is a lime green vividness to June and July which shines the brightest in the morning. Many years ago I found a cast off prayer book in a friend’s collection which offers prayers for all the challenges and joys of life, including the season of summer. This line always propels me through these beautiful days, “And summer is the season of the greatest weather of the heart.” Be on the look out for some great heart weather during these long days. Often growing up I found this kind of summer weather at my grandma and grandpa’s home in Door County, WI. May the short fiction piece and photos on the blog this month entitled Orchard Memories send you out seeking what makes your heart most vivid and alive.