Crushed pennyroyal, steeping bay leaves, humming insects, rocks underfoot, otters splashing, something strangely sad even on the brightest days.
In childhood, summers are so much more exciting. School lets out in time for long, languid days and you can spend them lying in the yard or going to the river or the beach, eating picnics and reading all the books you like, playing football in the street and riding horses and whatever else strikes […]
Summer officially begins today in the United States, it being the longest day of the year. This always seems a little bit unfair to me, like the solstice should be hitting at the height of summer, rather than marking the start, because it’s all downhill from here. The days are only going to get shorter. […]