There is just something about sitting on the deck, shoes kicked off. Goats have returned to grazing after months of hay (Ralphie none too happy about needing to now work for a meal). Barn cats snooze here and there. The grass lush, perennials finding their way out to greet the sun, and my dear pansies, e v e r y w h e r e! Birds sing--oranges are nestled in the bush near the meadow for the orioles, thistle in the feeder for the finch, houses cleaned out for the promise of a bluebird or wren. We have earned this, every wonderful moment of it. Kick off your shoes!