Summer arrived in Central Florida in a raincoat, but welcomed nonetheless. Watching the occasional sunbeam peek through the wet green leaves of the woods was no hardship--a welcome sight, actually.
Spring was taken up with continued research for A Trick of the Light, including learning the words to "Barbara Allen" and the Great Lettuce Experiment (more about that later).
If you're compiling your summer reading list consider including Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer and Animal Dreams, both works of staggering beauty. If you've never read Wendell Berry, try his Port William novels. Hannah Coulter is a particular favorite of mine.
Whatever you do this summer, make every minute count!