Have you been living outside lately too? It's warm.. it's sunny.. it's Summer! A river runs next to my house and it's been great to go down there and cool off.  The sound of crickets chirping accompanies us during dinner on our west side terrasse every evening. The fields are changing almost daily, now shimmering in golden brown tones. Walks through nature are on the daily menu now. Midsummer.... a time when everything seems to stand still in the countryside, when we move slowly, when we eat cold things and seek the shade... and we feel the sticky air on our skin and only wear a little bit of nothing.