Although I don't attribute much of my character to my Idaho Farm roots, I feel that my love of being outside is directly related to the space and the land I grew up in. I'm not a hiker or a camper, but a nice long walk along the Potomac, or an afternoon spent on my deck chaise makes me happy.
Today is one of the few summer days that I can sit outside without rehydrating every moment. The humidity has gone, the heat is a moderate 85 degrees, and a slight breeze cools me down just as I begin to reach for my glass. Today is especially pleasant, somewhere, someone is playing Classical music to accompany my musings. My geraniums are all in bloom, and my herb pot is sending wafts of rosemary my way. Ahhh.