“What summer proposes is simply happiness:
heat early in the morning, jays
raucous in the pines.”

and bike rides to the farmers market, and a pool party, and time to nap, and time to work on a summer dress and summer lounge pants, and no writing deadlines. Hurry up, Friday!

(The quote is the opening of “Tahoe In August” by Robert Hass; complete text is here on someone’s blog.)