It always seems to arrive suddenly, and just about on time too: hot, humid, and sunny. I need to go water the vegetable garden….and see if the gamboling fox kits (really) ran through it again last night. They are very cute, the kits that is.

A few lightning bug about, always nice to see them.  If sometimes a bit odd to see a little green light floating past a second story window.

The roses and foxgloves are blooming away, the peonies are almost over, as are the iris and the first, early clematis.

The house is mostly open for summer now, there probably are a few windows here and there that could be opened still.  But the attic and the basement are the big two: letting the hot air out and the cool air in, and convection does the rest. Who needs an air conditioner on a rural hill top?