As far as I’m concerned, summer arrived at exactly the right time in Anchorage… after the hot weather and before the snow. I can walk without beating back mosquitoes, the sun is warm but the breeze is cool and the whole world seems big, alive, clear and clean. I watch birds getting ready for their trip south, geese practicing their take offs and landings, all our little brown birds storing food for winter, my Stellar Jays putting down impossible amounts of peanuts to stash all over the neighborhood… yep, this is definitely the way to do summer… and even as I finished those words, the rain and wind returned. Sigh.