I have been driving around the bay are a lot this week, I went out to Sonoma county help my daughter move out of the dorms. The grapevines draped over the hills in all their green finery, the queen anne's lace along the side of the road waving in the evening breeze..... and I was struck by what a beautiful place this is.
The heat is settling in to the valleys and just beginning to turn the grass golden. Red wing blackbirds are noisily keeping guard of their nests. It reminds me of the year we spent on a farm when I was a kid, in the summer lying in a wheat field surrounded by the buzz of nature and an impossibly blue sky.